“More hugables and loveables … Wonder if they ever found the mom …”
The white tiger cubs are named Mitra and Shiva and considered greatly endangered and rare species. Anjana assists – in effect – their caretaker, China. Anjana mimics China and bottle feeds the cubs and lies with them. She has also been surrogate mom to lions,leopards, and orangutans. Anjana and the cubs live at The Institute of the Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) where other animals have been trained to appear in movies including Dr. Dolittle and Forrest Gump.
This tiger is not a true albino or it wouldn’t have strips. The photograph is via Wikipedia and licensed under GNU Free Documentation License.
“Ohhhh, this one’s a cutie. He’s got sort-of a fro on him …”
Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that defend or camouflage them from predators. They are indigenous to the Americas, southern Asia, and Africa. Porcupines are the third largest of the rodents, behind the capybara and the beaver. Most porcupines are about 25–36 in (63–91 cm) long, with an 8–10 in (20–25 cm) long tail. Weighing between 12–35 lb (5.4–16 kg), they are rounded, large and slow. Porcupines come in various shades of brown, grey, and the unusual white. Porcupines’ spiny protection resembles that of the unrelated erinaceomorph hedgehogs and monotreme echidnas.
The common porcupine is an herbivore. It eats leaves, herbs,twigs and green plants like skunk cabbage and clover and in the winter it may eat bark. The North American porcupine often climbs trees to find food. The African porcupine is not a climber and forages on the ground. It is mostly nocturnal, but will sometimes forage for food in the day. Porcupines have become a pest in Kenya and are eaten as a delicacy.
The name porcupine comes from Middle French porc espin (spined pig). A regional American name for the animal is quill pig. MORE [Wikipedia]
NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINE
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Gypsy photograph courtesy of Karen Fayeth
Porcupine photo courtesy of Mary Harrsch under Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike license via Wikipedia
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“Ahhh! Too cutes. Poor babies …”
Gypsy photo courtesy of KarenFayeth.
Poor babies indeed and darling as well; but, what touched us most is the apparent devotion of the staff. It looks like these baby apes require all the same responsibilities and duties involved in raising a human child only you don’t have to worry about college or fear that they’ll end up fighting a war somewhere.
Orangutans are the only exclusively Asian genus of extant great ape. The largest living arboreal animals, they have longer arms than the other, more terrestrial, great apes. They are among the most intelligent primates and use a variety of sophisticated tools, also making sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. Their hair is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes. MORE [Wikipedia)
Link HERE for EnchantedLearning, All About Orangutans.
Orangutan baby: just born in the Munich Zoo courtesy of Oliver Spalt under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License via Wikipedia.
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“Aww! Where’s my Oscar?
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Gypsy and Oscar.