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hippopotalust:

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) (by Nature Photographer)
Jul 24, 2014 / 304 notes

hippopotalust:

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) (by Nature Photographer)

Not a bad town at all
Jul 20, 2014

Not a bad town at all

thelovelyseas:



Whale shark high-fiving a swimmer by Simon Pierce
Jul 3, 2014 / 567 notes

thelovelyseas:

Whale shark high-fiving a swimmer by 

Jul 3, 2014 / 419 notes
Jun 30, 2014 / 236 notes

The Zookeeper Personality Guide

keeperchat:

A zoo is like a high school cafeteria: people tend to be grouped and classified with others like them.  Oh, and someone’s always throwing food.

Certain types of people prefer to work with certain types of animals, and on the flip side of that, certain types of animals attract certain types of people.  Don’t even act like that’s not true, y’all.  Many keepers (including me) work with a variety of species every day, but even then, almost every keeper has a niche where they fit best.

Curious to see where you land?  Under the cut, if you dare…

[DISCLAIMER: Jokes, people.  These are them.  Don’t get offended.]

[Also, reblog and let me know if you agree or disagree, and add your own!  These are really general categories, but the possibilities are endless…]

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Jun 30, 2014

Hardest job in the world: Caricature artist who has to draw someone sensitive about their weight.

magicalnaturetour:

Cub with big eyes! (by Tambako the Jaguar)
Jun 29, 2014 / 398 notes

magicalnaturetour:

Cub with big eyes! (by Tambako the Jaguar)

petit-chou-chou:

A little boy sent us this drawing after he read that penguins are in danger of becoming extinct. I have taken this picture to print off and send back to him, thanking him and letting him know that the penguins liked it and we will try out best to save them :) #zoo #art #penguin #cute
Jun 29, 2014 / 85 notes

petit-chou-chou:

A little boy sent us this drawing after he read that penguins are in danger of becoming extinct. I have taken this picture to print off and send back to him, thanking him and letting him know that the penguins liked it and we will try out best to save them :) #zoo #art #penguin #cute

(via keeperchat)

sciencerely:

Baby gorilla is shocked by how cold the stethoscope is!

this looks familiar
Jun 29, 2014 / 823 notes

sciencerely:

Baby gorilla is shocked by how cold the stethoscope is!

this looks familiar