It's been at least a week since we've gotten our adoro baby animal fix here on PetSugar! That's way too long if you ask me so here's where Vale comes along. This tiny titi monkey was the first to be born in the new rainforest biome of London Zoo in late January. Parents Yara and Thiago proudly showed off their 4-week-old babe last week as the zoo made the announcement of this red one right before V Day. Titi monkeys mate for life and both parents share responsibility for the young one. In fact, often times, the daddy has primary care giving duties, but still brings the wee thing to mom for nursing, of course. This picture shows Vale resting on Yara's back while gazing into his pop's eyes — I couldn't resist sharing more closeup shots in a gallery when you read more
Most children love animals and a trip to the zoo can be both educational and enjoyable. But, lately that's not the case with the San Francisco Zoo. Beyond the tragic Christmas Day incident when a Siberian tiger climbed out of her enclosure and killed one of the three visitors she mauled, this past week an SF Gate article reports that two more animals almost escaped their confines. It said:
"Zoo officials acknowledged Friday morning that a 100-pound male snow leopard named Ghurka ripped a 4-inch hole in a mesh cage Thursday and stuck his paw and part of his head through the gash."
As for the situation with the zoo's wild-born polar bear, it said:
"Separate zookeepers and other employees have told The Chronicle that the animal, who weighs more than 600 pounds, nearly climbed over a wall of her exhibit on Jan. 3 - the first day the zoo was open after the Christmas Day tiger attack - when zoo officials pelted her with empty tranquilizer darts in a misguided effort to harass her into entering a night enclosure."
If these incidents happened at your local zoo, would you bring your babe there?
It takes serious confidence to rock a fedora and vest combo on a trip to the zoo. But ShoeS pulls off the trendy look with flawless flair and without looking the least bit silly. For that reason, her super-hip trip to the zoo outfit is today's hands-down winner for the TeamSugar Look Book Look of the Day. (To learn how to upload you own looks, click here.) Here's how she put the look together.
- Vest: Urban Outfitters
- Hat: Target
- T-shirt: Forever 21
- Jeans: Banana Republic
- Shoes: Polo ("Most of the time my shoes cost more than my whole outfit.")
- Bag: Sanrio