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Of Kangaroos, Tigers and Politics January 6, 2008

Posted by judylobo in Animal Stories, Animal Videos, Links, Photography, Politics, Videos, Zoos.
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blogaroo.jpgI had heard through the grapevine that there was a kangaroo baby (joey) at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. Yesterday was a gorgeous winter day. I took my camera and hoped for the best. I was not disappointed. The joey made an appearance within 15 minutes of my admiring the habitat and the mob (that’s what a group of roos are called). What joy. What a sweet face. So I started to think about kangaroos and how very special they are. For more photos of this joey and other animals at the Prospect Park Zoo go here.

– Several websites devoted to kangaroos will probably tell you all you need to know about them. Click here and here.

– And here’s a site that actually tells you it is fascinating – so it must be so.

– That story about kangaroo farts is all over the news because of the special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroos’ flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas.

– A 25-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of a kangaroo is shedding new light on the evolution of the iconic Australian animal, scientists say. he nearly complete specimen reveals a creature that once plucked fruit from Australian rain forests and bounded on all fours like a modern-day possum.

– My video of the Tree Kangaroo at the Bronx Zoo is a but hit on youtube. Check it out once again.

Tatiana the tiger story has legs. There is now rumor afoot that the two brothers who survived the attack will not allow the police to see what photos or messages are on their cell phones and there is also rumors about what they said to one another in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

– The tiger story has gotten many people to think about tigers, zoos and idiots. Here’s a blogger’s not so politically correct point of view.

Thailand’s Western Forest Complex – a 6,900 square mile network of parks and wildlife reserves – can potentially support some 2,000 tigers, making it one of the world’s strongholds according to a new study by Thailand’s Department of National Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation and the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society. The study, which appears in latest issue of the journal Oryx, says that to make these numbers a reality, better enforcement to safeguard both tigers and their prey from poachers is critical. According to the study, the entire Western Forest Complex currently supports an estimated 720 tigers.

– Guess I do not have to worry about missing the Golden Globes next week while I am away. SAG president Alan Rosenberg said that not one of the more than 70 actors nominated for a Golden Globe will attend the January 13 ceremony because of WGA’s plans to picket the event.

– If I hear the word ‘change’ one more time from the candidates I will scream. Oh what the heck – I will scream now – AURGH! I admit I did not watch last night’s debate (I am debate fatigue). Here is a quick overview from a Blue blogger.

Dennis Kucinich represents to almost everybody I know the PERFECT candidate. Well, candidate is not the best word. What he says – is basically what we think. His lone, sane voice is blocked out by the media. He is portrayed more as a nut case. What a shame because this man is sane, honest and the lone voice in the wilderness. Watch his interview on Bill Moyers Journal.

The swift-boaters are coming, The swift-boaters are coming – Yes folks – just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water the swift boaters are getting ready to attack.

Frank Rich writes about our politics like no one else.

– A kangaroo hops onto a race track in Australia. No one gets hurt.

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