ok, there’s one thing i’ve noticed lately, it seems to be that i start many of the taboo posts with the word “well”. it doesn’t mean anything really, it might just be a conversational nuance that i picked up in my travels abroad.
today’s been bucketing down around here, chucking it down, pissing down, all that means, is that is has been raining heaps, so my mind has been trapped here in my luxurious home. i spotted an ad on the tv just now and it has prompted me to dart into another area of my home, the luxurious computer room, to access my still new imac and present the first episode of cute. i was told many years ago, that cute means ugly but interesting but i’m not sure about that.
this video has no real immediate relevance, other than i like the muppets and think all politicians should be knocked down a peg or two, the real reason is the commercial i saw on the abc news featuring mr angry ant abbot in the “let’s do the time warp again” animated commercial. as soon as i can get it, i’ll post it, can’t find it yet though. maybe it’s like the adams family piece, which disappeared quicker than a group of hungry hookers outside a big wealthy men called john convention.
this second item is cuter than something that’s cuter !!
August 5, 2010 - brisbane times – aap
Taronga Zoo’s youngest pygmy hippo calf has made her public debut a month after her birth.
Kambiri, a Nigerian name meaning “allow me to join this family”, was born on June 26 at 2.30am and weighed in at 5.3 kilograms. She has been growing fast, 300 grams per day, and weighed 16 kilograms as she walked around her enclosure today.
“She is quite cheeky … she is also very shy as well, so visitors will have to be patient when they see her in the next couple of weeks,” zoo spokeswoman Danielle McGill said.
Kambiri’s first public appearance took its toll on her. ”She was out for about an hour and now she’s completely exhausted,” Ms McGill said.
Pygmy hippo calf Kambiri with her mother Petre at Taronga Zoo. ”She’s gone back to bed.”
Kambiri is the second calf to be born to mother Petre and father Timmy.
Zookeepers are happy with the treatment she’s receiving from her mum.
“Her mother is being an absolute wonderful mother. She’s very content [and] guiding the calf around,” Ms McGill said. When Kambiri is older she will join the Australasian Breeding Program, which helps provide a safety net against extinction for pygmy hippos.
But for now Ms McGill says the zoo and its visitors will enjoy watching their youngest hippo grow.
“We’ll just be watching her confidence grow each day,” she said. Pygmy hippos are a solitary forest-dwelling creature native to west Africa and little is known about them in the wild with the majority of research recorded about the species learnt from those cared for in zoos.
The World Conservation Union estimates that there are fewer than 3000 pygmy hippos remaining in the wild.
i’ll keep you posted on the elusive election advertising campaign material.