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Seen The Lemur Pumpkin Cam?

by Kimberly A. Cook

This is restock weekend to get the last of the Halloween candy before they clear it out of the stores on Sunday. For those of us who eat the pre-taste candy, get in there and get stocked up for the trick-or-treaters or yourselves. I don’t judge.

These pumpkin prowlers are ahead of the game at the Indianapolis Zoo by getting early treats. I prefer to think they are munching on raisins instead of some bug stuff. But that one little guy really wants to be a camera operator or selfie star.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Do You Have A Babysitting Wonder Pooch?

by Kimberly A. Cook                       (Twitter@   WarriorTales)

The last days of summer are on us and parents might be looking forward to kids going back to school. Seems Blakely, the Cincinnati Zoo nanny dog, might also be in the same boat trying to keep up with four wild cheetah kittens.

We love our cats and kittens but give this fabulous working dog applause too. Babysitting is hard work!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Do You Make Toys For Your Lion?

by Kimberly A. Cook                      (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Time to check in with the Oregon Zoo and see what’s up. Appears to be the lions! Everybody needs exercise and that includes the big cats. Watch this fabulous behind the scenes video of how zookeepers keep the big guys in shape with toys dangled from the roof. Here kitty, kitty…

I buy tons of toys for Spec Ops Cat, but his favorites are the twist ties off the new power cords and the paper bags and boxes. Just like the big cats.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Juliet Gazelle Is A Track Star!

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

The sun is out, it’s going to be maybe 86 degrees on Monday and Oregon Zoo baby gazelle Juliet is burning rubber! The wacky wet winter here in Oregon now seems like Spring is racing into summer.

Can’t blame Juliet for enjoying her speed and the sun. She almost didn’t make it as a baby, so now five months later she’s a healthy girl getting her groove on. The camera can’t even keep up with her at times. Juliet could go out for the Oregon Ducks track team no problem.

Have a great Quirky Weekend and run like Juliet!

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It’s Baby Hippo Time!

by Kimberly A. Cook              (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Spent this week getting off processed sugar and back on lettuce and protein. The added cashew weight from last Fall is not budging. But then I saw this news story about the new addition at the Prague Zoo in Czechoslovakia and I didn’t feel so bad. How cute is this baby hippo?

So while I am walking and back on the treadmill, this little babe is the darling of the news media. Listen to the camera shutter clicks. A star is born! Somehow that gives me comfort. Beauty comes in all sizes.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

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It’s Always Time For Cougar Kittens!

by Kimberly A. Cook                 (Twitter@   WarriorTales)

Another Friday and it’s time to check in at the Oregon Zoo. What better way to get started on the weekend than checking out these saved orphaned cougar kittens. Look at those paws and gorgeous faces. Cuddly now, but they will grow up to be very big cats! Listen closely for their big meows.

Huge kudos to the Oregon Zoo veterinarian staff who volunteered to take on the every four-hour bottle feedings in addition to their regular shifts. You guys rock!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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