Little Minou captured by her owner and very talented guest photographer Zad.
Hard to believe but it’s been ten years. Happy Birthday Sleeping Wolves.
Since first I saw thee glance,
With all the dazzling other ones,
In airy dalliance,
Precipitate in love,
Tossed, tangled, whirled and whirled above,
Like a limp rose-wreath in a fairy dance.
Robert Frost, My Butterfly
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry
William Blake. 1757–1827
The Sleeping Wolves started out as a technological adventure, a fascination for photography coupled with a love for web technology – back on July 16th 2006. That’s nine years ago, so next year will be a milestone, albeit insignificant in the grand scheme of things. To prepare I’ve loaded lots of content going back to the start, it’s buried deep chronologically, so have fun if you’re curious.
Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca
The marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.
Chilean flamingos live in shallow brackish salt water lakes, coastal estuaries, and lagoons. Their geographic range includes central Peru, and south along the Andes to Tierra del Fuego.
In the wild, flamingos eat algae, crustaceans, brine shrimp, diatoms and aquatic plants. At the Zoo, a special “flamingo fare” (a nutritionally balanced diet with a texture like soup) is served.
SF Zoo website.
The patas monkey is the most terrestrial (ground-dwelling) and fastest of all primates, running at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.