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Monkey Personality Test. Which Monkey Are You?

The San Diego Zoo keepers have posted pictures of the monkeys in their care, along with descriptions of each monkey’s personality.

Which monkey is your match?

San Diego Zoo. Photo by Janice Heck

Loretta, Team Boss. San Diego Zoo


Lana, The Director, San Diego Zoo. Janice Heck photo

Lana, The Director. San Diego Zoo


Makasi, The Negotiator. San Diego Zoo. Janice Heck photo

Makasi, The Negotiator. San Diego Zoo


Kalli, The Teenager. San Diego Zoo. Janice Heck photo

Kalli, The Teenager. San Diego Zoo


Mshumba, The Wolverine. San Diego Zoo

Mchumba, The Wolverine. San Diego Zoo

Kesi, The Princess   San Diego Zoo

Kesi, The Princess. San Diego Zoo


Erin, Tough Guy. San Diego Zoo

Erin, Tough Guy. San Diego Zoo

Mali, Little MIss. San Diego Zoo. Janice Heck photo

Mali, Little Miss. San Diego Zoo

So, which monkey are you?

The Monkeys. San Diego Zoo. Janice Heck photo

The Monkeys. San Diego Zoo.

Wait. We have one more. But this one looks a bit more like a chimp.

San Diego Zoo. Janice Heck photo

Jan: Photographer, Writer, Blogger. Intelligent. Charming. Witty. Adventurous. Independent. Need I say more?

Your Turn:

Which monkey are you? Let me know in the comments box.


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NaBloPoMo 7. Look Up, Look Down: Pandas!

Today’s post combines two blog challenges: Travel with Intent and NaBloPoMo. Every week Travel with Intent offers a new “Look Up, Look Down” photography challenge.

Look up. What do you see in the tree?

NJ Sculpture, CA desert 215That is Yun Zi, “Son of Cloud,” in the tree. He was born August 5, 2009, the fifth panda cub born at the San Diego Zoo.NJ Sculpture, CA desert 220

Yun Zi’s nickname is “Busy Boy,” and you can probably guess why. Yun Zi is reportedly the most independent of all the cubs that MaMa Panda, Bai Yun, and PaPa Panda, GaoGao, have raised. Bai Yun stayed up in the tree the whole time we visited the panda enclosure. Now at age four, he has been called a “teenaged mess maker” by one of his keepers. Evidently he likes to tear and shred things in his enclosure. Maybe he is just a “misunderstood teenager.”

Yun Zi’s little brother, Xiao Liwu, nicknamed “Mr Wu” did not appear on the day I visited. Xiao Liwu is fourteen months old.

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Bai Yun seemed unconcerned about the daredevil climbing activities of Yun Zi. She munched on fresh bamboo (with her back to Yun Zi), then lumbered off to take a nap.

What a thrill to see these beautiful pandas. Even though we had to stand in a long line for a while in order to see them, it was worth it.
You can see the pandas yourself during daylight hours on live cam here: PandaCam

You can read the San Diego Zoo blog posts about pandas here: Giant Pandas

Check out these Panda cubs at the Atlanta Zoo: The First 100 Days of 2 Panda’s Lives (3 minute-time lapse). Pandas are no bigger than a finger and fur-less when they are born, but within twenty-five days they gain weight and develop a full coat of their trademark white fur with black markings.

The Last Meow

Photo credit: fashionistabarbieukdotcom

Photo credit: fashionistabarbieukdotcom

Hey, Missy Jan, what about me? I have white fur with black spots, and I can climb a tree, too. But please, keep it a secret. I don’t want all those crowds lining up to see me. They can just look at my picture. That’s good enough for them. Besides, I keep busy with my eat-play-sleep schedule, and I don’t have time to deal with gawkers. Of course, if they bring me treats, that’s another story! I’d be happy to entertain them in that case.

Meow for now.  =<^;^>=


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