Okapis Have Zebra Thighs

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Okapis are odd creatures. Like God reused zebra leg parts on them. Maybe that’s why their name sounds like “Oh, copy.”

I don’t know what this is, but it’s licking a pole. Maybe an antelope.

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Licking a pole. I’m pretty sure that’s part of Miley’s latest cardio routine.

And you know what this is. Doesn’t his foot look uncomfortably contorted? Rhinoceros horns are made from a protein called keratin, the same substance used in my Suave hair treatment.

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This thing getting right up in your face is a hyena. Reminds me of when Mufasa got right up in those young hyena’s faces in The Lion King. Don’t let their dingo-dogginess fool you. Death to hyenas!

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Then there were some birds:

pink flamingos, which remind me of a Port Aransas souvenir t-shirt I scored in the 80s

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whatever these are (maybe zebra birds)

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and this duck, who seems to be saying to the turtle, “Zero bothers given.”

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And that’s the last of the San Antonio Zoo pics. Now I have to go bake some brownies and clean off the back porch table so the boys can eat crispy beef tacos out there for dinner (we always have a 0% chance of rain, so no worries of precip) and take some Vitamin D supplements that won’t absorb in my body anyway and get the hub’s load of laundry out of the washer and into the dryer, and at some point get to the store to try out that Dr. Scholl’s foot assessment machine and see if their $50 insoles can help my heels feel better. Hope you have a good weekend!



  1. My;don’t you have a full day. Bloggin’, tacoin’ and laundry. Where are the Margaritas? I must say you do have a great collections of zoo pics. That picture of the flamingos reminds me of shrimp cocktail. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Despite their zebra pants, Okapis are actually closer relatives to Giraffes than Zebras.

    A rhinoceros can regrow its horn the same way that you and I can regrow our fingernails (or at least I can – this might be the first time that you and I have ever broached the topic of fingernail growth). This leads to an ethical conundrum: If rhinoceroses were farmed and their horns harvested sustainably as an agricultural product, would it cut back on poaching and save their species? Is this cost worth the sacrifice of their majesty as animals of the wilderness.

    As for hyenas, the spotted kind (pretty sure not the kind pictured) have a strict, female dominant hierarchy. The lowest female in the pack still ranks higher than the highest male of the pack. If that weren’t emasculating enough, the females have a pseudo-penis. It looks like and is shaped like male genitals, but is actually even bigger than their male counterparts’ actual penises.

    Your welcome 😉

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    • If i cared about hyena self-esteem, I would feel sorry for the males now. I do, however, feel sorry for the rhinos. I wouldn’t have the energy to poach an animal, even if I had no moral compass. For once, Americans can’t be blamed for this one. Using rhino horn in Chinese medicine is not a good enough reason to harm an animal. What kind of sicko would even THINK of taking their horns? We should poach them. Grab your weapons!

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