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As promised, here are some pictures of Lyalya’s first walk outside! Look at the bushy little squirrel tail :D the sandpit was her favorite spot! She was extremely excited and threw sand all over the place
this is a fucking squirrel. this is a fucking squirrel with a cat’s head. who is responsible for this
I didn’t see the cats head at first and honestly thought someone was walking a giant squirrel
I just really want a pit bull with a giant meaty head
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Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!
- The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
- Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique!
- The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
- Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
- Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
- Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
- In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement!
- Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing!
See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!
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If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…
Anyone down for a guerrilla marketing scheme and print this up as a “authorized” SeaWorld info pamphlet and plant them all over the park? Anyone? Hello?
Omg that’s a good idea. Please let me know if you do…. :)
SISTER WORKS AT SEAWORLD (AND GETS IN 4 FREE) AND WOULD BE TOTALLY DOWN FOR THIS PLAN
Wow I was totally ready for some kind of retaliation in that reply, I’m so glad you stand up for those babies! Lots of the time you see people who work for or know someone who works for them standing up for Sea World and I’m so happy to see the opposite!
If anyone still wants to make pamphlets, please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to help pay for printing.
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Isn’t it funny how calcium sand is specifically designed for whatever animal happens to be housed on it? I mean it NEVER causes impaction and it is for every reptile! Even ones that live on ROCKS and HARD PACKED DIRT their entire lives! /sarcasm/
Sarcastic animal bloggers unite
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Daddy bought #MoJo a new cage. 4ft tall. Gotta get more stuff for him to go higher.
#beardies #beardeddragon #lizard #reptile
Bearded dragons aren’t arboreal lizards though, they need space lengthwise, not height.
I know we don’t reblog much anymore (it was too offensive) but I would like to point out that the UVB is far too far away, and UVB cannot travel through glass (not sure if that’s glass) and only 50% of it will travel through screen!
This is definitely not the proper set up for a bearded dragon unfortunately…
His light is WAY too far away, and cages should be large and wide, not tall…
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