- Pets and Animals
And Again with the Critters
So guess who's patiently waiting? For chopped chicken livers. Or water. Or kibble. Or fresh litter. Or pets. Or for you to dangle that feathered-ball-on-a-string thing another 2 or 3 dozen times.
Alright, all together now: . . . 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
For a truly fun time, find a local zoo or bird sanctuary or wildlife experience where you can feed the lorikeets. These brightly colored birds, slightly larger than parakeets, will flit about you, lighting on hands and arms and shoulders and head to partake of nectar offered in a small cup.
This gruff feline stands guard over a pedestrian quad at a Wilkes-Barre, PA college campus.
Seen here enjoying a quiet afternoon at the zoo, this Snow Leopard, cousin to the fellow depicted above, appears equally regal, even at rest.
Not sure if I caught this guy soon after a sneeze, or if he just loves slobbering on the glass. Much smaller and sleeker than his iconic black-and-white cousin, the Red Panda seems to be more fox than bear.
Now this here is a bear's bear! The polar bear is the largest of bears, and a symbol of the arctic biome. The pacing behavior is considered merely a natural habit by some naturalists and zookeepers, a sign of the creature's stress or boredom by others.
Let us close now, by exiting the domicile of yet another famous bear, Pooh. (In actuality, this cute little treehouse can be found somewhere on the Cambridge, MA campus of Harvard University!
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