Minnesota Zoo tiger cubs celebrate first birthday
Sundari, left, playfully paws Nadya to try to get her share of cake as the Amur tiger cubs celebrate their first birthdays at the Minnesota Zoo on Monday. The frozen cake was flavored with fruit juice, blood and chicken stock.
Sundari was born at the Apple Valley zoo on June 17, 2012. Nadya was born at the St. Louis Zoo on July 1, 2012, and was transferred to Minnesota a few weeks later.
Acryllium vulturinum - Vulturine guineafowl
I love Vulturine Guineafowl - they’re only distantly related to any of the other guineafowl, and are even more distantly related to other birds. They only eat bugs and seeds, but have the head of a scavenger. They don’t like flying, even though they’re able to. If threatened, they just run away.
Seriously, though…that head…why with the bald head, guineafowl? You weird.
Our Galapagos tortoises celebrate The Fourth of July like many of us—with juicy, ripe watermelon. Happy Independence Day!