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Top Post of 2022: The Quokka!

(This little guy came in first and won so many hearts.  Originally posted on April 3rd, 2022.) Hello again for another animal.  This one is the ‘World’s Happiest Animals’ because they always seem to be smiling.  They aren’t afraid of … Continue reading

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The Living Fossil: Tapirs

I’ve been wanting to do a post for this animal for a long time.  We have the Malayan Tapir at the Bronx Zoo and they’re relaxing to watch.  It’s such a fascinating creature because it looks so unique.  So, what … Continue reading

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Need a Monster? Make an Animal Gigantic

One of the most common ways to come up with a monster is to simply go large.  These are traditionally called ‘dire’ beasts, which simply means these are animals that are bigger than normal.  They also tend to be more … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of the Mountain: Snow Leopards

The first time I heard about a snow leopard was when I read about them in Zoobooks.  I got the whole set of those magazines.  I can’t remember if they had their own issue or it was one for big … Continue reading

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Big Cat of the City: The Leopard

This was a tough one because there are 8 subspecies.  All of them look the same, so getting the pictures was a pain.  I gave up and decided to simply go for a general thing.  There isn’t much difference between … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Death Sentence Hypocrisy

(I wrote this one after reading about an animal getting put down.  It had attacked a human that had climbed into its enclosure.  It made me think about how an animal that attacks people gets put down so easily, but … Continue reading

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The Largest Animal on Earth: The Blue Whale

I was trying to decide on the first animal post of 2023.  Took a while before I realized that I should start with the gentle giant: Blue Whale. These whales can grow from 80 to 100 feet with the record … Continue reading

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#5 of 2022: The Flamingo Post!

(It’s that time of year where I repost the Top 5 of the previous year.  Always fun to see which posts got the most attention.  As usual, I only picked from the ones that were posted for the first time … Continue reading

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The Bison: Again, These Are Not Buffalo

Last weekend, I made a post about true buffalo.  Those species are found in Asia and Africa.  Today, I’m going to talk about bison, which also get called buffalo.  Both groups are bovines, but there are differences. Bison have humps, … Continue reading

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The True Buffalos of Africa and Asia

It was difficult to find exact information about these animals because another kept getting mixed in with the searches.  Only members of the African genera of Syncerus and the Asian genera of Bubalus are considered true buffalo.  American Buffalo or … Continue reading

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