This video is already famous, but it doesn't hurt to watch it again. Oh Long Johnson, Oh Don Piano ! Incredible funny !
duminică, 30 martie 2008
During World War II a cat called Oscar was having a good time on the German battleship Bismarck. When the Bismarck was hit by torpedoes, Oscar was rescued by a British sailor from the destroyer HMS Cossack. Five months later the destroyer was sunk, but Oscar was rescued by HMS Ark Royal. Only 3 weeks later a German submarine destroyed Ark Royal and Oscar was rescued again. The naval authorities decided at that time to transfer him to a home on land. According to British naval records, Oscar died peacefully in 1955.
This is a pastel portrait of Oscar from the National Maritime Museum.
luni, 24 martie 2008
Snow Leopards are solitary animals that live in the snowy central mountains of Asia. They are excellent climbers, fast runners and good swimmers and they hunt wild sheep, marmots, hares, birds, but mostly they prey upon blue sheep and mountain ibex. These cats have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). Snow leopards use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill. In some parts of the Himalaya, the big cats have a near-mythical status comparable with the yeti or the snowman. The snow leopard is a rare sight, with only about 6,000 left in the wild. They are hunted for their beautiful, warm fur and for body parts, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine. The next footage captures it's beautiful side as well as it's ferocious one. Really amazing !