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Post by it's me on Thu Nov 15 2012, 12:54

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Post by Maggy on Thu Nov 15 2012, 15:14

M O N K E Y S!, my favorite animal. I love you

Thanks, IM. wonderful thread.

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Post by Vi on Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:01

thx it's me !

that's me !

you've found the one

who guards him

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Post by Maggy on Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:09

Bowerbird

The male Bowerbird is an interesting bird. He has a very special way of attracting females. He will built elaborate, sometimes colorful structures built in a very particular way to win a mate session with a female.

Wow, now if our males would built/make something special to impress us (females) in order to mate with them, that would be something, wouldn't it Laughing





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Post by cindigirl on Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:19

Thanks it's me for the pictures. Thanks Maggy for the video. I have a vid called "Animals are People Too" where it shows how the male bird works very hard to make a suitable "nest" for the female. It's true, nature doesn't venture very far in analyzing relationships. Here's a video of funny animals.


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Post by Maggy on Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:23

That was fun to watch Cindi! Laughing

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Post by Maggy on Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:28

The comment on the Bowerbirds: We do have some males that will go the extra mile to impress or gain a female's affection I love you

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Post by Katiedot on Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:49

Maggy wrote: Wow, now if our males would built/make something special to impress us (females) in order to mate with them, that would be something, wouldn't it Laughing
Yeah, but could you imagine the headaches in the city council's planning permission department? "You want to build a what, sir?"

On the other hand, those huge DIY stores would be a lot more interesting.

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Post by amaretti on Thu Nov 15 2012, 17:46

Love this thread. I love you

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Post by Joanna on Thu Nov 15 2012, 18:59

Great set of pictures...thanks everyone.

Can I pop some pictures of Miss Millie Moo, my Westie,
on here do you think ?

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Post by it's me on Thu Nov 15 2012, 19:43

thanks you all!!!
big hugsss to all of you
and your lovely animals Very Happy

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Post by Maggy on Thu Nov 15 2012, 20:05

I would love to see pictures of your Millie, JO. (BTW, cute name)

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Post by it's me on Thu Nov 15 2012, 22:11

Maggy wrote:The comment on the Bowerbirds: We do have some males that will go the extra mile to impress or gain a female's affection I love you


well.... who knows
maybe!

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Post by Joanna on Fri Nov 16 2012, 10:36

My Millie Moo on holiday in Wales....




...on a windy day !


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Post by Joanna on Fri Nov 16 2012, 10:56

Just found this.
Westies love the snow....they're ancestors used to herd the
Highland cattle in Scotland !


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Post by Katiedot on Fri Nov 16 2012, 11:36

Great photos, but brrrrr it looks really cold. I can't believe that someone's actually out on a windsurfer in your first picture. THat's what I call dedication!

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Post by Joanna on Fri Nov 16 2012, 13:36

Yes Katie it does look chilly, but it was in June with a warm
westerly wind blowing.
The surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers all wear wet suits there,
so it's all year entertainment for us land lubbers now when we're in West Wales.

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Post by silly girl on Fri Nov 16 2012, 13:39

Such a cutie....thanks for the pics....

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Post by amaretti on Fri Nov 16 2012, 13:58

So cute. She is really adorable.

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Post by Maggy on Fri Nov 16 2012, 16:11

Yes, very adorable.

Thanks,Jo.

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Post by cindigirl on Fri Nov 16 2012, 16:32

Jo, your little Millie is so cute and she looks cuddly!

I have a very mischevious black cat named Charley who's always getting in trouble. A few years ago she inadvertently jumped into my 30 gallon fish tank. I had the cover of the tank off so I could clean it and she didn't realize it was off, She jumped from the TV into the tank and fell to the bottom. Charlie survived but I lost a couple of fish. LOL

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Post by Joanna on Fri Nov 16 2012, 20:45

Millie Moo said thank ladies you for your kind comments about her...
But added.... "I'm worth it"!

Charley sounds fun, Cindi....have you a picture we can see ?

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Post by it's me on Fri Nov 16 2012, 22:04

nice new avatar too, Jo Very Happy

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Post by Joanna on Fri Nov 16 2012, 22:53

Thanks IM...she sits there looking for her Dad when
he goes out without her !

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Post by melbert on Sat Nov 17 2012, 02:10

She is sooooooooooooo precious! And I LOVE the purple in your window!!!

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Post by it's me on Sat Nov 17 2012, 06:04

me 2! Thumbs up!

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Post by Joanna on Sat Nov 17 2012, 11:47

This is a Wonderful video !!
I love Elephants sunny


http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/baby-elephant-has-time-of-his-life/1j4dp9ba3

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Post by melbert on Sat Nov 17 2012, 16:45

My Dad absolutely loved elephants! He would have enjoyed this! Thanks Joanna!

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Post by cindigirl on Sat Nov 17 2012, 17:58

We've all heard the expression 'when pigs fly' well how many people knew they dived into water too.


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Post by it's me on Sat Nov 17 2012, 18:12

they seem dogs!
was it a .... bath?

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Post by melbert on Sun Nov 18 2012, 01:09

I have some sad news. One of the beloved monkeys at our zoo was killed early this morning. Some a-hole young men got in to the zoo and shot him and injured his partner. I think they do have some suspects. Why?????? That monkey wasn't hurting anybody!!!!

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Post by it's me on Sun Nov 18 2012, 08:20

Shocked Sad

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Post by Joanna on Sun Nov 18 2012, 10:15

Oh that's terrible Mel....they are such cowards those people who injure defenceless animals....I hope they send them away
for a long time.

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Post by Joanna on Sun Nov 18 2012, 10:19

Cindi do you know what the background is to the video with the pigs falling into the water ? It looks cruel to me as if they were forced into it....after all they had nowhere else to go. It gave me the shudders.

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Post by melbert on Sun Nov 18 2012, 14:32

My initial information was wrong. The monkey was beaten and they do NOT have the two assholes yet.

http://news.yahoo.com/monkey-dies-blow-head-zoo-break-000540291.html

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Monkey dies from blow to head after zoo break-in
By KEITH RIDLER | Associated Press – 8 hrs ago.. .

A Patas monkey looks out of his …
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A break-in at Zoo Boise early Saturday left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck and police were analyzing blood found at the scene to determine if it came from the monkey or one of two human intruders.

Two males wearing dark clothing were spotted by a security guard at 4:30 a.m. outside the fence near the primate exhibit, police said. Both fled, one of them heading into the interior of the zoo. Boise police used a thermal imager in searching the 11-acre zoo grounds but didn't find the person.

Police said late Saturday that a grey baseball cap with a distinctive skull design found near the site was probably left behind by one of the intruders and it might help in tracking them down.

"I've been here for 15 years and we haven't had anything like this happen," Zoo Boise Director Steve Burns said. "It's unfortunate that we have to let kids know that something like this happens. Monkeys are always among the most favorite animals here."

Patas monkeys, often called the military monkey, have reddish-brown fur with grey chin whiskers and distinctive white moustaches. They are widely distributed across central Africa south of the Sahara Desert and can live more than 20 years in captivity.

During a search of the zoo before dawn, Burns heard a groan that at first he thought sounded human. It turned out to be an injured Patas monkey barely moving near the perimeter fence.

The zoo's veterinarian was called, but the monkey died just before 6 a.m. as it was being examined. A necropsy later determined that blunt force trauma was the cause of death, police said.

An inventory done by zoo staff found no other animals missing or injured. The zoo has one remaining Patas monkey — another male — but it's unclear if it will remain at the zoo or will be sent to another zoo where it can socialize with other Patas monkeys, Burns said.

"They're not endangered in the wild, but there are not many in zoos in the United States," he said. "Monkeys are social animals. We only have one."

The two Patas monkeys came to Zoo Boise about three years ago from Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in Florida. They had an outdoor enclosure during the summer in Boise but were moved indoors to the primate building when colder weather arrived.

Burns said the monkeys hadn't been given names, and he didn't know their ages. The monkey that was killed was about 2 ½ feet tall and weighed about 30 pounds, Burns said.

Burns declined to discuss details of the police investigation, including how the intruder entered the primate building, if the monkeys might have been specifically targeted, or how the monkey ended up near the perimeter fence. The zoo doesn't have surveillance cameras, he said.

"It's very disturbing that someone would intentionally break into the zoo and harm an animal," said Sgt. Ted Snyder of the Boise Police Department in a statement. "We're doing all we can to find who did this."

Amy Stahl of Boise Parks & Recreation said the death shocked zoo workers.

"They're hit hard," Stahl said. "They care for the animals on a daily basis and they care about them deeply."

The zoo was supposed to open at 10 a.m. but remained closed while police gathered evidence, opening about 2:30 p.m.

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Post by cindigirl on Sun Nov 18 2012, 15:43

Joanna wrote:Cindi do you know what the background is to the video with the pigs falling into the water ? It looks cruel to me as if they were forced into it....after all they had nowhere else to go. It gave me the shudders.

Hi Jo, here's the background of the pigs falling into the water.

The pigs are being taught to swim and dive because in China, athletic pork can fetch a price as much as three times the price of other pigs. Pigs who can swim, according to farmers, have better immunity, increased appetite, and better-tasting meat. As long as the pigs enjoy it as much as they seem to (and if it were stressing them out, it would probably have the opposite result), this is a good example of why small farming can lead to better-quality food. Who’s got time to teach an industrial-farm pig to swim?

The only cruel thing is that in the end they'll be slaughtered for meat. If I thought the jumping in was cruel I wouldn't have posted it.

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Post by Maggy on Sun Nov 18 2012, 15:54

Mel, thanks for the story. I hope they catch those heartless people.

I wonder how far back that tradition goes in teaching pigs to swim.
Thanks Cindi, for the vid.

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Post by Joanna on Tue Nov 20 2012, 17:53

This is so moving...Chimps who were kept in laboratories for 30 years...see and feel sunshine
for the first time.

The story....http://gizmodo.com/5837737/lab-chimps-see-daylight-for-first-time

Lab Chimps See Daylight For First Time

Imagine being locked up inside for 30 years, without ever seeing the sun. That's what these lab chimps went through, while also being used as test subjects by a pharmaceutical company for HIV and hepatitis.

The chimps, ranging in age from 20 to 30, were taken from their mothers in the wild shortly after birth. They were released from the lab in 1997, after the pharmaceutical company was sold, but the process of reintroducing them to the outdoors took another 14 years. This video, that shows that moment, when they saw daylight again for the first time in decades. It will absolutely bring a smile to your face, even if it makes you a little sad.

I'd love to know more about it. Do you speak German? Care to translate the audio in the comments?[The Sun via Reddit]

Update: Here's a translation:

Woman Narrator:
They see for the first time in their lives, the sun. After decades in an experiment laboratory, this is the first step of the chimpanzees in to freedom.

Man Narrator:
They hugged each other, like they would say they were finally free. And then they laughed. One imagines being locked up for 30 years in an elevator, then to open the door with friends and say "I don't believe it." They have only seen people wearing protective clothing; they have never had regular contact. They never learned to climb, because they were brought to the laboratory as babies. Now they can finally get out.

Woman Narrator:
Most of the former 38 monkeys have spent the entire lives behind bars. Since 2002, they are now in an Austrian village, slowing being prepared a life in freedom. This moment was for both animal and people equally unique.

Man Narrator:
I saw a chimpanzee, who was starring completely fascinated at a butterfly. He knew it, from back when he was a small chimpanzee in the jungle, and now he can see them again.

Woman Narrator:
And the monkeys that were born in the laboratory are discovering everything for the first time. The air, the grass, the freedom.




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Post by cindigirl on Tue Nov 20 2012, 17:56

A perfect way to avoid stress

Thought for the day ...

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
Piss on it and walk away.






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Post by cindigirl on Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:01

Thanks for the video Jo - it does your heart good to see this. lip smack

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Post by Joanna on Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:09

Yes cinidi, you're right there.

Here's another lovely "freedom from laboratory" story


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Post by Maggy on Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:12

Thanks for posting the vid, Jo!

That was a hearth touching sight. I can just imagine the joy the care givers must of felt.

When God said "have dominion over the animals" he didn't mean
abuse them.


Lol! Cindi, on that thought of the day Laughing




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Post by it's me on Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:50

those vids are
moving

thanks

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Post by Joanna on Tue Nov 20 2012, 20:01

Millie Moo being trimmed by her breeder

Ooooops......sorry it's come through so large !



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Post by it's me on Tue Nov 20 2012, 23:01

you are so beautiful Millie Moo!!!!

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Post by Joanna on Wed Nov 21 2012, 00:39

it's me wrote:you are so beautiful Millie Moo!!!!


"Thank you very much, nice lady, who likes that man
my Mom keeps looking at" XX

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Post by it's me on Wed Nov 21 2012, 05:50

Very Happy Hug1 Give hearts


XOXO

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Post by Maggy on Thu Nov 22 2012, 00:22

Sweet dog, Jo!


This amazing bird can make animal sounds.



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Post by Joanna on Tue Nov 27 2012, 11:39

Millie loves her trips to the beach






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Post by it's me on Tue Nov 27 2012, 13:02

nice pics thanks! Very Happy

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