The morning struggle is real. Even at the zoo….

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Plushy getting the preferential treatment.

Yes, I know I could just leave the bowl in his enclosure and he can eat all by himself – but watching him go face first in his fruits just warms my heart, and in life , moments like that are rare so why pass them up ?

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Yes, I know I could just leave the bowl in his enclosure and he can eat all by himself – but watching him go face first in his fruits just warms my heart, and in life , moments like that are rare so why pass them up ?


Heeey Timon :)

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Observing Mandrills today and undeniably they put on a show.

Honeslty I am sitting and trying to write a smart and witty description to go along with this video but the content speaks for itself. There was a family of Mandrills. There was an adorable baby that was performing stunts as though it was training for the next Olympic Gymnast Gold. Then there was the second part where you just have to watch. All I can currently say about this video is that it is equal parts both highly entertaining and sligtly disturbing.

Sidenote: If you do not wish to see the disturbing(which it may be for some humans)- stop watching at 1:33.


The one Orangutan fact that blew me off the branch….and I’m not that easily shaken off it.

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Here it is: ORANGUTANS.LOVE.CHICKEN. Yes, chicken. Boiled. Skinless. CHICKEN.

But the  preferences don’t stop at just that- Sumatran Orangutans will eat only white meat, while Borneos have a penchant for thighs. This honestly, was news to me. I was so astonished by this revelation provided to me by the orangutan keeper I was working with that I almost nicked my finger with the kitchen knife ( preparing lunch for the Loris and Galagos). I knew that primates were indeed far from vegetarians ( almost excluding Gorillas, which devour mostly greens by the pounds, another interesting tidbit). BUT ORANGUTANS?! CHICKEN?!Go figure.

I’m still digesting that information…

 

 

 

 


Plushy-the Slow Loris that quickly became my favorite resident at the Moscow Zoo.

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Cant tell if Plushy is practicing to audition for the opera or just really enjoying his lunch. I swear animals provide the best entertainment, I know no such thing as “bored at work” .


Meet Kumba -the Alpha Mandrill at the Moscow Zoo.

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Chillin alpha mandrill style

Chillin AlphaMandrillStyle.