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Welcome to the world of the Vincent D'Onofrio obsessed - and a bit of real life thrown in.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Brooklyn's Finest with Zoo Angels

We always used to complain that Vincent's character was dead by the end of a film. In this one he was dead within minutes!

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Yesterday I managed to get to the zoo for the first time in ages. Apart from meeting up with the other regulars, Chris, Tina and the other Val (who's Australian and relays news of the female tiger and her cubs to her friend Kath, who knew Melati and her father in Perth Zoo) It was great catching up with the animals.

Achilles' favourite keeper Katie was on hand to feed him directly through the back gate to the enclosure. I wonder if his adoring look is for her or for his food?

After their feed the twins had a sleep in their den. Sibling love.

Before his nap Achilles had a game retrieving a log from the pool. Like any cat, he then ost interest in it.

Bhanu has at last laid cliam to the covered den with the heated rocks. But he doesn't seem to be making much headway with the sisters. He went off roaring impressively to find them, They lined up one by one to face him off.

The meerkats found a perfect way to enjoy the sun on what was quite a chilly day, with a cold wind.

Marilyn the sloth had found a comfy perch above the human walkway in the rainforest zone.

These pictures have uploaded in a different order from the one I expected. This was my last visit of the day, to one-month-old Megan (or maybe Meghan after Ms Markle?) the baby okapi.

Tiger mum Melati was in the heated den with her (very large) babies. At 19 months they are now both bigger than her petite self.

Back in the rainforest, the tamandua, or tree anteater, was doing a monorail impersonation.

I didn't manage to get any film of the emperor tamarin Marcel chasing the red titi monkeys. I never knew a tree branch could bend so far without breaking.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Counterfire and Maya

Such a mean young thug in The Equaliser.

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Much more recently Maya the Jaguar has been delighting the world. This should be a link to a video of her trying to decide which of her new toys to play with, but it may not work. Maybe you can copy and paste. It's worth it.

She's simply the cutest, sweetest future murderer in the world!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Mighty Thor and More

Who wouldn't want to be rescued by this god?

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I was surprised the other day to discover that my neighbours have put out a bird feeder. Just the one. No competition for my multiple and various feeders. But interestingly they have attracted an exotic non-native, the ring-neck parakeet.

As one of my foxes trotted towards me the other day, I decided to take a photo. He stopped in his tracks as he spotted me. This is not a still photo, it is a photo of a still fox.

I retreated for a minute, and when I returned he was outside the door waiting for supper.

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