SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Friday, September 21, 2012

Panda Express

Getting cuter every week, the Zoo says the panda was very calm during his exam yesterday and has gained a pound since last time with a weight at 5lbs. His eyes are almost fully open and he can see lights and shadows.The Zoo's panda cub is 54 days old and by all accounts is a mellow little guy. He likes being scratched behind his ear and under his chin, and he's seeing and hearing more around him every day! Bai Yun has started taking her boy out of the den and into her attached bedroom area while she eats bamboo, so don’t be alarmed if you check in on Panda Cam and find the den empty. She’ll return him soon. Members of the Panda Team have nicknames for the cub, but they are still taking suggestions for the cub’s official name through Monday, September 24.
click HERE to submit your name choice