Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Holiday Cheer

Feeling stressed? Here's a selection of super cute animal photos taken at zoos around the world and featured on Yahoo News. Many are holiday themed. Just click on the thumbnails to see the larger versions.

Ho Ho Ho.


Anonymous said...

I don't find Zoo animals being treated like toys cute. Not to be a downer I just don't.

Da Nator said...

Hi. I'm sorry you felt the animals here looked like they were being treated like "toys". As an animal communicator, I'm often wary of "cutesy" animal photos, and I have met a number of zoo animals and discussed their various opinions on zoo life. From what I could tell from most of these photos, they involved animals just being themselves or being given treats or items with a "holiday" theme as enrichment toys. I know my cats and turtles enjoyed their Christmas treats and toys, and I respect them even when I give them things to play with. If I felt these photos were inherently degrading or involved harm to the animals I would not have included them.