Photo of the Week: Lion Travels Two Years, 16,000 Kilometers to Help Save Sight
Jose Geraldo de Souza Castro, a Lion from Brazil, began a two-year trip to bring attention to two problems that cause vision loss – cataracts and glaucoma. He started his trip on May 10, 2008, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and recently arrived in South Africa in a small children’s cart that BERG toys built and adapted for his trip.
Jose has traveled for more than two years and 16,000 kilometers, through France, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Namibia. His journey will end in 900 kilometers – when he arrives at the Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg on June 5, 2010.