The hunt is up, the morn is bright and grey,
The fields are fragrant and the woods are green:
According to Wikipedia, the wreathed hornbill is found in forests from far north-eastern India and Bhutan, east and south through mainland Southeast Asia and the Greater Sundas in Indonesia, except Sulawesi.
Something bad must have happened in Sulawesi a long time ago so no one goes there anymore.
As it turns out, despite being herbivores (or, as humans say “vegan”), red pandas will attack animals.
These two “played” together until the chipmunk stopped moving, stuck in the fence.
I reported it to the keepers because many zoos have a policy whereby any animal that dies on zoo grounds requires an autopsy to make sure that any animal that came into contact with it wasn’t exposed to something nasty.
Sorry, not all the stories can be fun ones.
Hang there, my verse, in witness of my love:
And thou, thrice-crowned queen of night, survey
With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere above
This is the lesser bird of paradise. It is rather noticeably lesser.
He hath much land, and fertile: let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at the king’s mess: ’tis a chough; but, as I say, spacious in the possession of dirt.
That’s not to say that there’s won’t be annoyances along the way.
Sometimes the only way to deal with the monkey on your back is to take care of it until it grows up and leaves on its own.
an·gle of re·pose
the steepest angle at which a sloping surface formed of a particular loose material is stable.
Sure is great to be a dingo.
Getting a bit annoyed at people conflating short tempers, the inability to clearly articulate one’s thoughts, petty sniping, transparent media manipulation, racist beliefs, misogyny, poor business practices, drug use, and sexual assault with the the colour orange.
Some can’t choose how they look.