Thursday, March 01, 2007

Two of my favorite kinds of news stories

1. A new interspecies orangutans and tiger cubs are playmates at an Indonesian zoo. The cuteness! It burns!
(Two people actually emailed the story to me.)

2. New species discovered. In a five year survey of fish markets in Indonesia, scientists have identified twenty new species of sharks and rays. I can't help but think of the crazy-looking shark from the Life Aquatic, but, unfortunately, I could not find a picture of it. You have failed me, Google Image.


brigita said...

I thought of you when I saw that yesterday. That picture so buries the needle on the cuteness meter.

Anonymous said...

eileen said...

Thanks, anonymous!

The only thing about the picture I don't like is the freaky, old man neck of the orangutan in the bottom left.

brigita said...

In a similar cute-animal vein: Japan dolphin all smiles after prosthetic tail.