A Conversation for Colours of Wildlife: Aardvarks, Part Two

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Post 1

Peanut

honestly my Dad did this once, for some reason there were dockets for free drinks with tickets they had brought for something and instead of just doing numbers they were doing who was first served by alaphabet,shouting out names and dividing people into two queues

My Mum was so embaressed

anyway that is very by the by,

lovely sketches, baby aardvarks so cute, we have seen in a wildlife park and also in a programme called Roar a childrens programme that is very imformatative about life in a wildlife park and over a series we saw a baby not being born, but close, so cute. Their tongues are amazing

saw a giraffe being actual born, blimey that was a drop, sorry whittleing on tonight


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Post 2

Willem

Hello Peanut! I would have put that in the article if you'd told me of it earlier! I'm happy that you managed to see one in a wildlife park! Anyways don't worry about whittling! Thanks for commenting!


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Post 3

Peanut

I'm glad my whittling doesn't make you make you roll your eyes too much!

And darn, missed an opportunity for a little post fame smiley - winkeye

although I think my Mum still does roll her eyes, with a smile on her face at the memory. They enjoyed their evening but I think it was somewhere 'posh' and Mum really would have rathered not having an attention drawn to themselves

I suspect he was on short rations for breakfast the next morning, as just a little reminder smiley - laugh


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Post 4

Peanut

The Roar programme was also really good. It was on in the mornings sometimes and if Hiccup was ready for school we would watch it. Good incentive for getting ready for school. There was an afternoon showing as well

My generation had a quite negative associations with 'zoos' or 'wildlife parks'I think it dispelled some of that for me, Things have changed for animals in captivity and how that *can* be a valid part of conversation and can have a wider educational value

It is still difficult though, I'd rather see a documentary about animals in the wild

also watching Roar for that period of time, means that we still have a ridiculous affection for aardvarks and tapirs and a healthy respect for honey badgers but also strangly fond of them

we also know Ocelot poo is really smelly!


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Post 5

Peanut

conservation, not conversation smiley - groan

*shuffles off*


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Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Zoos can play a good role in wildlife conservation, as Gerald Durrell demonstrated. smiley - smiley

Also, that what may look good to the public may not be what makes animals most comfortable. smiley - whistle

I remember cool zoos: Antwerp. Munich. Cologne. Philly. Pittsburgh. smiley - smiley


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Post 7

Peanut

that is true about what looks good for the public, and having been to wildlife parks where I saw not not a hint of particular animal from the viewing place of their 'enclosure' I have thought that was something to celebrate, it still should be a privilage not a right


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Post 8

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - laugh In Philadelphia, they challenge the public to catch a glimpse of the cheetah - they're hard to find. smiley - winkeye


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Post 9

Peanut

Hiccup phoned me on Aunty Lulu's phone to say she had seen Maned Wolf cubs, I spat pips, as they knew I would smiley - rofl

and still this sometimes comes up in conversation... So jealous


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Post 10

Peanut

Spiller once also phoned me from Japan, squealing 'really expensive call but just to say a Heron has just flown right by my face, got photos, I send in email but Heron right by face! Do you know what they just hang out in parks here! Love you, love to Hiccup byeee...' smiley - rofl

I really like Herons...


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Post 11

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

There's a swamp half a mile from here, it has herons sometimes...Elektra spotted one from the car in passing.


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Post 12

Peanut

We see them around, from a distance, 'standing' around, seeing them flying is a treat, up close not really , I have never been closer than an field away


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Post 13

Peanut

poor Willem bet he is regretting now saying about not minding about the whittling when he sees that backlog smiley - ermsmiley - laughsmiley - winkeye

off to bed now, promise, night Dmitri smiley - hug Willem smiley - hug


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