Snowy Owl at Dublin Zoo

People might get the impression I like birds. I really have no particular fondness or interest in them that I’m aware of, except I really like taking pictures of them. No idea why, honestly. This is a good picture in color (I’ll post it if people want to see it), but I think it’s fantastic […]

From our trip to London last month! We about froze to death on the bus tour (because we were FOOLS and rode on the TOP) but it was well worth it. Our guide, Barry, was so brilliant we were totally unwilling to hop off anywhere for fear of missing the rest of his lecture, and […]

Snow Leopard at Dublin Zoo

Until this past month I’d never caught more than a glimpse of the snow leopards at Dublin Zoo. They’re very shy and usually hiding in their den, but the colder weather has, I guess, brought them out. They are *so* gorgeous, holy beans. I must go back and haunt the zoo some more before the […]

Waldrap Ibis at Dublin Zoo

I love these birds. They’re so flamboyantly ugly. They’re terribly endangered, with apparently only around 500 left in the wild, and as with all endangered species, I’m perpetually grateful for not only the opportunity to see them at all, but for the conservation and preservation work that zoos all over the world do. It’s not […]

Red Panda at Dublin Zoo

The red panda is the only mammal on earth whose babies are not significantly cuter than its adults. This is largely because a red panda is so absurdly cute, but also evidently because they’re so secretive about having babies that by the time even the Dublin Zoo found out they’d had some, the babies were […]