Is that what armadillos used to think they looked like? Via humanoidhistory:
"Chlamyphorus trynctatus (Pichiciago) South Amer. armadillo." Illustration by Charles M. Curtis, 1835. (NYPL)
The original inspirations for the Winnie The Pooh menagerie….
Happy birthday to Christopher Robin Milne!
In 1950, Milne’s childhood stuffed animals, which served as the inspiration for his father A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories, paid a visit to DC Public Library’s Central Library where they were exhibited for several months, as pictured above. In 1987, the animals were given permanently to nypl. #tbt
Exhibit photo from the DC Public Library Archives in Washingtoniana.
Emma Kisiel holds a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in photography from the University of Colorado Denver. “At Rest” is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. Kisiel’s images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, dominant American religions insist that animals do not have a place in Heaven and are, therefore, of little value in our society. To cause the viewer to feel struck by this truth, Kisiel photographs memorials she builds surrounding roadkill at the location at which its life was taken. “At Rest” expresses the sacredness to the bodies of animals accidentally hit by vehicles while crossing the road.
You need this: A Field Guide to Chimp Limbs via liartownusa. Elsewise you risk ass to elbow and other faux paws.
Pet Skiing via BBC…
A tortoise beat a rabbit in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in China.
Cats, dogs and a whole host of animals including a yellow duck raced to the finish line on snowy slopes in Henan province, the state-run China News Service said.
The 40 human competitors were allowed to place their animals on skis or sledges, or could guide the pet with a lead while skiing.