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MONKEY BATH
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.
EMU
OSTRICH
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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
WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS?
WEIRD ANIMALS
ELEPHANTS MOURNING
AN ELEPHANT GIVING BIRTH
BATTLE AT KRUGER
FUNNY ANIMALS
COCKATOO DANCES TO RAY CHARLES

ST. FRANCIS ASSISI IS THE PATRON OF ANIMALS
PAIR OF MALE LIONS
AUSTRALIAN WOMBAT
PUGNOSE DOG
AFRICAN ELEPHANT
BALD EAGLE

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TURTLE
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EMUS AND OSTRICHES
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Mammals
African Elephant
African Lion
American Bison
Arabian (Dromedary) Camel
Arctic Fox
Arctic Hare
Asian Lion
Aye-Aye
Baboon
Bactrian Camel
Beaver
Beluga Whale
Bengal Tiger
Black-Footed Ferret
Blue Whale
Bottlenose Dolphin
Brown Bear
California Sea Lion
Caribou
Cheetah
Chimpanzee
Chipmunk
Common Wombat
Cottontail Rabbit
Coyote
Dingo
Domestic Cat
Dugong
Eastern Gray Kangaroo
Elk
Fennec Fox
Fossa
Fur Seal
Gelada
Giant Anteater
Giant Panda
Giant River Otter
Gray Whale
Grizzly Bear
Groundhog
Harbor Porpoise
Harp Seal
Hawaiian Monk Seal
Hedgehog
Hippopotamus
Howler Monkey
Humpback Whale
Impala
Indian Rhinoceros
Jackrabbit
Jaguar
Kinkajou
Koala Bear
Leopard
Leopard Seal
Llama
Mandrill
Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
Meerkat
Mole Rat and Naked Mole Rat
Mongoose
Moose
Mountain Goat
Mountain Gorilla
Mountain Lion
Mouse Lemur
Musk-Ox
Narwhal
North American River Otter
Nutria Ocelot
Opossum
Orangutan
Ozark Big-Eared Bat
Platypus
Polar Bear
Porcupine
Prairie Dog
Pronghorns
Raccoon
Red Kangaroo
Red Panda
Red Uakari
Rhesus Monkey
Right Whale
Ring-Tailed Lemur
Ringed Seal
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Sea Otter
Siberian Tiger
Sifaka Skunk
Sloth Bear
Snow Leopard
Snowshoe Hare
Spectacled Bear
Sperm Whale
Spotted Hyena
Squirrel
Steller Sea Lion
Sun Bear
Tapir
Tasmanian Devil
Two-Toed Sloth
Wallaby Walrus
Warthog
Water Buffalo Weddell Seal
Western Lowland Gorilla
White Rhinoceros
White-Tailed Deer
Wildebeest
Wolf
Wolverine
Zebra 









  










Reptiles
Alligator Snapping Turtle
American Alligator
American Crocodile
Black Mamba
Boa Constrictor
Burmese Python
Eastern Coral Snake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Flying Snake
Frilled Lizard
Galápagos Tortoise
Gavial (Gharial) Gila Monster
Green Anaconda
Green Basilisk Lizard
Green Iguana
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Horned Toad (Short-Horned Lizard)
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
King Cobra
Komodo Dragon
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Marine Iguana
Meller's Chameleon
Nile Crocodile
Saltwater Crocodile
Web-Footed Gecko 













Birds
Adélie Penguin
Albatross
Arctic Skua
Atlantic Puffin
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Bird of Paradise
Blue Jay
Blue-Footed Booby
Bluebird
California
Condor
Canada Goose
Carolina Wren
Common Loon
Common Sandpiper
Cuban Screech Owl
Golden Eagle
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Horned Owl
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
Laughing Kookaburra
Macaw
Mallard Duck
Ostrich
Parrot
Peacock
Pelican
Peregrine Falcon
Pileated Woodpecker
Quetzal
Raven
Red-Footed Booby
Red-Tailed Hawk
Ring-Necked Pheasant
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Snow Goose
Steller's Sea Eagle
Thick-Billed Murre
Toucan
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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INDIAN RHINOCEROS
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PORCUPINE
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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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OSPREYS IN ACTION
pandabears

THESE ARE REAL PANDA BEARS. THEY ARE NOT STUFFED TOYS. AND YES, THEY ARE TOO CUTE TO BE TRUE!
 
animal ambassadors from the 7 continents:
ASIA: Panda
NORTH AMERICA: Buffalo  
SOUTH AMERICA: Llama
EUROPE: Oxen
AUSTRALIA: Koala
ANTARCTICA: Penguin
GORILLA
MEERKATS
AFRICA: Elephant
HAMSTER JAZZ BAND
A BAD HAIR DAY
BUOZITHO GETS A NEW HAT
READING THE MORNING PAPER
RISE AND SHINE
DAILEY STRETCH EXERCISE BRINGS CATNAP
MORNING MASSAGE
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PHIL ANDERSON with friend minus Bullwinkle
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MEERKAT ON SENTRY DUTY
TERESA LADOWICZ 
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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!