The Case Of The Orangutans and Gibbons

My usual weekend trip the zoo recently left me feeling in awe, sad and amazed how animals communicate with each other. If anything it showed me animals have compassion. I know not every animal might have compassion or feelings. A spider or scorpion never would I have them down for emotions! Mammals and bees yes!It’s easy to see why apes and monkeys see smiles as threats. Maybe that’s why human’s evolutional smile is to be seen as not a threat?

One gibbon who caught my eye initially before I heard the screams did nothing. He was staying out of it. The other came running out to Continue reading “The Case Of The Orangutans and Gibbons”

Mid/Late Spring Zoo Photos Part 1

I’ve been keeping zoo photos to a minimum for a while. Mainly to avoid repeats, same old, does she ever take photos other than at the zoo. Sometimes! 

I know when studying animals especially their behaviour you’re not meant to apply anthropomorphism. Likening human behaviour, traits, mannerisms to animals. It’s hard not to when the chimps are waiting Continue reading “Mid/Late Spring Zoo Photos Part 1”

Last Week’s Catch Up And Cat Logic

Happy Birthday Mr AJ!

Starting with the most important thing first. Last Monday Mr AJ celebrated his 15th birthday! I’ll keep saying it for forever. I can’t believe he once fitted in the palm of my hands and ruled the street. Well, I like to think he ruled the street. I once saw him late one night in London chasing a fox through the terraced gardens in the snow. The fox went under the fence, he went over the fence. Maybe they were playing. There was a family of foxes at the end of the garden living under a clapped out garden shed and he used to regularly spend nights out. I’d call him in in the morning and he come running down the garden from the shed to walk in like nothing had happened.

One night he came back with blood on his chest (not his), another Continue reading “Last Week’s Catch Up And Cat Logic”

Easter 2017

I hope you had a great long Easter weekend! Here was low key. No trips outside the city, just mini adventures in the city. So as always I’ll let the photos do the talking. 

Friday

If the weather on my Birthday is how it was Friday I’ll be a happy girl. For the first time in weeks no wind, just warm sunshine. Continue reading “Easter 2017”

Afternoon At The Zoo

Thanks to an early dentist appointment and the gym done early last week, I got to spend 2 whole hours at the zoo. 2 whole hours! Normally I get there moments before last entry with 30 minutes, okay 45 minutes as I found out they have a 15-20 minute grace period to say hi the to residents. When they switch to Spring/Summer hours I’ll have an hour if I make last entry. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I got to see more of the improvements and construction work going on. The Roman ruins discovered Continue reading “Afternoon At The Zoo”