10.22.2011

SILLY SATURDAY

When the ZH was in Washington, DC recently "we" got to go to the National Zoo.  We saw lions and tigers and bears, er panda bears that is!  I mostly enjoyed the gorillas.  I took along some bananas as a treat for this mama gorilla.  As you can see she didn't have particularly good table manners, throwing the peels on the ground like that!  The ZH told me the story of when she was "young" and was a FONZ for many years (that's a Friend of the National Zoo) and did lots of volunteer work there.  Once upon a time, a lowland gorilla named Femelle was thought to be pregnant. The ZH would go on preg-watch two nights a week (in the wee hours of the dark).  But after a couple months, the zoo people decided to tranquilize Femelle and examine her and found she was not pregnant at all ~ just way, way overweight!  Now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn't have brought all these bananas with me ...

11 comments:

  1. I'm not a big fan of zoos ... I prefer animals to have more living space and a more natural environment. But they do some good work to keep species going that might otherwise become extinct. Love this pic though.

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  2. Looks like a banana-fest. What a great picture of you Zoey... Nice to make new friends.

    pawhugs, Max

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  3. That gorilla really needs to learn some manners! How cool that the ZH human got to volunteer at the National Zoo!!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  4. Just be careful there, Zoey, and don't let that big
    mama gorilla sit on your tail!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  5. Banana peels all over the ground? Sound like her place is gonna look like our teenage human's room pretty fast.

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  6. You were nice to take the gorilla some bananas sweet Zoey. We think a 'don't litter' lesson would be in order don't you? You all have a great weekend. Hugs and nose kisses

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  7. How great to be a volunteer at a zoo. Love that picture.. Hugs GJ xx

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  8. I hope you don't get hit with a banana peel!

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  9. Hmmmmm...did anyone tink....bandana pudding???

    :o)

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  10. Your mom has the most interesting adventures. Love that picture!

    Truffle

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  11. Hahameow! That is a funny story. We think you look right at home wif the gorilla, brave girl! Haf a pawsome Sunday. xoxo

    Sending sum purrs fur Poppy Vic.

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