Posts tagged ‘zoo’

May 12, 2019

Hate getting caught in the Rain?

by duncanr

so do these gorillas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in South Carolina . . .

April 21, 2019

Fence? What Fence?

by duncanr

an electric fence is no barrier to this young gorilla who’s figured out how to get through it without being zapped . . .

May 1, 2018

When you go to the zoo but the rhino is tired

by allthoughtswork

I went to the zoo but the Rhino was tired

Let’s see how many people actually get this one.


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January 9, 2018

Zoo Stocktake

by duncanr

this I think is one of the more enjoyable parts of the job, counting lemurs (BBC reporter)

hhmmm, not sure he’s having as much fun as he claims . . .

June 25, 2017

Animal Rescue

by duncanr

a young elephant calf who fell into a pool of water at a zoo in Seoul was guided to the shallow end and shepherded out to safety by two adult elephants operating as a team

a third elephant – unable to help because separated from the others by a fence – paced anxiously back and forth while the drama unfolded

October 14, 2016

Sturgeon and Gorilla Seek Independence

by duncanr

the BBC have apologised for showing the wrong video this morning when referring to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon

they say it was an accident – I prefer to think someone at the BBC has a sense of humour . . .

July 19, 2016

Orangutan Makes Sun Hat

by duncanr

we’re experiencing a heatwave in the UK right now – good news for some, not so good for folk like me who risk getting a sunburnt head if I go out without a bunnet to protect my bald patch

not so good, either, if you are trapped in a fur coat and needs must improvise some shade to protect you from the sun . . .

July 10, 2016

Lynx on the Run

by duncanr

a lynx has escaped from Dartmoor Zoo

lynx escapes

John Nolan, owner of nearby Sparkwell Golf Course, said his members were unfazed by this possible new hazard on the course β€˜The golfers have their clubs if it . . . come near.’

MH understands, though, there is some debate in the clubhouse whether a mashie or a niblick should be the club of choice in dealing with an escaped lynx?

P.S. the lynx is still loose after 3 days on the run, evading traps, drones, and marksmen –

go boy go! (head for switzerland) πŸ˜†

October 19, 2015

Oops !

by duncanr


Sorry !

two elk in Norway were shot by hunters

zookeepers pretty miffed !

June 8, 2015

My Precious

by duncanr

a gibbon at the Wingham Wildlife Park in Kent befriends a rabbit that wandered into its enclosure