Animal Friday – The Looooove Edition, Chimps, Elephants, Toronto Vet, and Children + Critters

April 18, 2009 at 4:52 am | Posted in interesting (to moose), LGBT | Leave a comment

Animal Fridaythe love edition
This is the first of four articles for (Belated) Animal Friday, April 17th 2009

  • The Looooove Edition, Chimps, Elephants, Toronto Vet, and Children + Critters
  • Endangered – Blue Whales, North Van Bears, Banff Caribou, Wolves, Rainbow Finch, Leatherback Turtles, and Megamouth Shark
  • The Dog Edition – Russian Dogs, Sock Swallowing Dog, Life Saving Pup, and Bo Obama gets book deal!
  • Urban Critters Friday – Bed Bugs, Toronto Illustrations, and Disappointed Cat

Ivory Coast HOT CHIMPS IN SEX-FOR-FOOD SCANDAL:sexy female sock monkey

[Ivory Coast] Male chimps that are willing to share the proceeds of their hunting expeditions mate twice as often as their more selfish counterparts.

This is a long-term exchange, so males continue to share their catch with females when they are not fertile, copulating with them when they are.

Thanks for the tip-off Wonkette

Poland Polish politician fumes over “gay” elephant in zoo:Elephant Love

“We were supposed to have a herd, but as Ninio prefers male friends over females how will he produce offspring?” said Grzes, who is from the right-wing opposition Law and Justice party.

The head of the Poznan zoo said 10-year-old Ninio may be too young to decide whether he prefers males or females as elephants only reach sexual maturity at 14.

United States America Hates Gay Penguins:book cover - And Tango Makes Three

For the third year in a row, the book most complained about in public school libraries is And Tango Makes Three, which tells the story of two male penguins raising an orphaned chick. The American Library Association tracks the titles most demanded for removal by parents and educators.

Ontario Channeling a love for animals into a career:

This is a story of a different kind of animal love … I hope.

Despite having practised veterinary medicine for 16 years, Au’s love for animals is as strong as when she was five years old and would bring wounded birds home and try to bandage their broken wings to help them recover.

“As far back as I can recall I’ve loved animals. I love my career and I’ve never regretted the choice I’ve made. For my whole life that’s all I ever wanted to do,” Au said.

Children and Animals:Girl and Seal

You know what, I don’t like children all that much. I know, I know, I’m an icy man-bitch. But even I melted a little when I came across a page of … uh… many pictures of children with animals. Clickity Click the heading to see them all.

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