January 05, 2009

Some of us can all get along ...

From sajha.com
"Neilingding Island, China. Three months ago, the macaque was born on the island, but strayed from its mother. Luckily, it was taken in by work staff in the protective station and made the acquaintance of the pigeon. More than 2,000 macaques live on the island."

"Dema, a 26-day-old male endangered Sumatran tiger cub, cuddles up to 5-month-old female orangutan Irma at the Taman Safari Indonesia Animal Hospital, on Feb. 26, 2007 in Cisarua, Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia."   Both were rejected by their mothers and are being looked after by staff at the Animal Hospital.
See many more at the Animal Kingdom's Odd Couples page at sajha.com

Yosuke, the lost parrot, knows his place

I've noted a lot of oddities for the blog but haven't gotten to them for months, having been overwhelmed by political oddities, so here's one to start.
Wandering Yosuke (to the left) gave up his ID and street address to a probably kindly vetinarian.
"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to [local policeman Shinjiro] Uemura.  The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.
With the police he wasn't as forthcoming.
"I tried to be friendly and talked to him, but he completely ignored me," Uemura said.
Maybe this singing parrot is distantly related to my other favorite parrot, SNOWBALL, dancing this time to Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust."

Here's the story of Snowball as told by Irena to the NWI Times. Don't miss his dance to the Back Street Boys, apparently his favorite group.

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