1. It’s OK, little one. You don’t have to socially isolate from me. I’m your mummy!
3. OK, Quokka, if you have any spare food, I got a nest of hungry chicks to feed!
4. On a tour of the grounds, Munguin chats to lesser animals, almost as if they were his equals.
5. Andi sent this in. A couple of busy bees on a cotoneaster. I’ve been trying to get a photograph of the bees in the garden (there are hundreds) for ages, but every time I get close, they move!!!
6. Mum, I could give the birds a rhino ride too!
7. I’m gonna eat this all up before my lil brother hatches!
8. Hmmm, does that make me the black sheep of the family?
9. Nothing like a socially isolated stroll in the woods. If you bring anyone with you, I’ll eat them, OK?
10. Munguin addresses a meeting of the Snails.
11. What’s this, a free-for-all with my breakfast?
12. Humans on the beaches after they lift the lockdown, leave me scratching my head. Are they all quite mad?
13. Me too. They are all bats… er, well no, they’re humans, but batty humans.
14. So, is the diet working?
15. I’m not sure you’re supposed to bite me when I punch you.
16. Grrrrrr… oh, I can’t be bothered.
17. I hate it when he comes out and supervises. He says nothing but I can see him silently disapproving of everything I do.
18. Heaven, except at high tide!
19. If you want a song, I’m a warbler…
20. I’m giving my mum a goodnight kiss… so that’s your lot for the day. These tours are exhausting. I wish Munguin paid more.
Thanks to Quokka, for the quokka… and Andi for the bees.
Additional pic for DonDon from Dani in Budapest.
Yes, I know it’s all happening in a zoo, but as we’ve said, some of them do amazing work, and if we are taking ORANGUTANS’ wild environment away from them, then, albeit very second best, zoos are at least giving some of them another home of sorts.
Hole in the Wall, Washington.
Look into my eyes.
You looking for me?
Do you think my claws are sharp enough?
This is the life.
Cute as a Newt!
Meet the family.
Any for me?
We’re gonna be guide dogs when we grow up.
Where’s all this global warming you humans are on about?
Sad look, because that’s another Soppy Sunday over and done.
So Munguin had me toiling in the fields today, despite the bitterly cold wind. He’s an animal of very little compassion. However, as he was supervising from the window of his penthouse apartment, I couldn’t slack and quickly warmed up by working double plus hard.
There were some pleasant early surprises so I thought I’d share them with you.
Most surprising of all was this rose. A rose in February? Only in Munguin’s grounds!
Sometimes, no matter what is happening in the world, there are some things which just cheer you so much that you have to share them.