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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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Endearing Elephants

I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me. —Noel Coward  Riding atop an elephant in a forest, the elephant would uproot a tree for a snack, all without missing a beat. At a Moscow circus,

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Ostrich Reflections

I have always found the Ostrich to be a curious bird, not one to stick its head in the sand. These birds generally move along in a stately manner even as they cover much ground in a short amount of

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