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Icelandic Horse

Iceland doesn’t let any other horse breed enter its island borders.  They say the Vikings brought the ancestor of this horse to Iceland in or around 800 A.D. My curiosity was piqued so I signed up for a horse ride

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Capybara

Along the river banks in Peru, I took these photos of the Capybara, the world’s largest rodent. I’ve always had a soft spot for these guys; they are a favorite food of the Anaconda. TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie

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Baboons

The baboons look cuddly but can be quite intimidating up close and personal. I have no doubt of their competence to do just about whatever they set out to do. Sometimes they are milling about in groups. Sometimes a lone

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Hippopotamos

When I think of a hippo, my mind goes to Henrietta Hippo from the New Zoo Revue, a children’s TV show that was playing in the mid 1970s.  I liked Henrietta.  She wore dresses and skipped, and lived in an suburban

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Dancing Lemur

The New England Aquarium showed an IMAX documentary on how plants and wildlife in Madagascar had evolved since being separated from the mainland of Africa back in the ice age. It talked of the variety of lemurs, only found on

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