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Donald C. Burriesci, our TLS associate, at one time owned over a hundred animals on his Rolling Meadows farm from 1982 until 2005 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. I remember my brother tackling his pet EMU after he escaped onto a neighbor's yard. An emu is like a smaller version of the Australian ostrich with very powerful legs. Don was all scratched up but like Rocky Balboa, he was the victor and brought his emu home in time for supper.
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OBOE LOVES TO PARK HERSELF IN A SARDINE CAN
TUBA MY TORTOISE STRETCHES IN THE SAND
RICH BURRIESCI HAS TEN TURTLES WHO HAVE THE RUN OF HIS ENTIRE HOUSE. THEIR NAMES ARE: TUBA, OBOE, BASSOON, VIOLA, TROMBONE, CELLO, RAVIOLI, RIGATONI, ZUCCHINI AND YOGI
COCKATOO DANCES TO RAY CHARLES
ST. FRANCIS ASSISI IS THE PATRON OF ANIMALS
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Arabian (Dromedary) Camel
California Sea Lion
Eastern Gray Kangaroo
Giant River Otter
Hawaiian Monk Seal
Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
Mole Rat and Naked Mole Rat
North American River Otter
Ozark Big-Eared Bat
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Steller Sea Lion
Water Buffalo Weddell Seal
Western Lowland Gorilla
Alligator Snapping Turtle
Eastern Coral Snake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Gavial (Gharial) Gila Monster
Green Basilisk Lizard
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Horned Toad (Short-Horned Lizard)
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Bird of Paradise
Cuban Screech Owl
Great Blue Heron
Great Horned Owl
Steller's Sea Eagle
Tundra Swan Wood
Here's the heart-warming story of the day: "The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him." It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a 'mother'," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park , told AFP. After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately , it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together," the ecologist added. "The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it followed its mother. somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother," Kahumbu added. The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that like to stay with their mothers for four years."
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DR. JANE GOODALL AND THE LEAKEY FOUNDATION
DR. JANE GOODALL TALKING TO HER FRIEND
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Mass Migration of Stingrays
Looking like giant leaves floating in the sea, thousands of Golden Rays are seen here gathering off the coast of Mexico. The spectacular scene was captured as the magnificent creatures made one of their biannual mass migrations to more agreeable waters. Gliding silently beneath the waves, they turned vast areas of blue water to gold off the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. Sandra Critelli, an amateur photographer, stumbled across the phenomenon while looking for whale sharks. She said: 'It was an unreal image, very difficult to describe. The surface of the water was covered by warm and different shades of gold and looked like a bed of autumn leaves gently moved by the wind.
'It's hard to say exactly how many there were, but in the range of a few thousand'
'We were surrounded by them without seeing the edge of the school and we could see many under the water surfacetoo. I feel very fortunate I was there in the right place at the right time to experience nature at its best' Measuring up to7ft (2.1 meters) from wing-tip to wing-tip, Golden rays are also more prosaically known as cow nose rays.
They have long, pointed pectoral fins that separate into two lobes in front of their high-domed heads and give them a cow-like appearance. Despite having poisonous stingers, they are known to be shy and non-threatening when in large schools.The population in the Gulf of Mexico migrates, in schools of as many as 10,000, clockwise from western Florida to the Yucatan
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THESE ARE REAL PANDA BEARS. THEY ARE NOT STUFFED TOYS. AND YES, THEY ARE TOO CUTE TO BE TRUE!
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Polish born Teresa Ladowicz who made her home in Brooklyn USA the past twenty years could vie for the job the beloved St. Francis Assisi has for several centuries - loving and caring for animals. It is true that a majority of Earth's population genuinely love animals and many of them prefer the animal kingdom to fellow human beings. Teresa is such a person not afraid to feed cats small and large ... Yes! We're talking lions ... Tigers and bears oh my! To date Teresa has not catered to such in 57 years but she believes Life begins at age 60! We have listed her in our Talent section AT FACE VALUE as an animal warden because she is an ideal custodian to anybody who needs TLC treatment to their beloved pets. We are promoting her as an excellent understudy to a veterinarian, zoo or animal hospital. She is now the new Moderator of our page ZOOPA we believe you will thoroughly enjoy.
ZOOPA IS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS!
ps. ZUPPA means SOUP in Italian and soup is a delicious array of vegetables and meats in a tasty broth. So is the "soup" of different species if our Animal world coming together for our enjoyment to see and laugh at their antics!