I love bears. I have for as long as I can remember – at least as far back as Balloo in The Jungle Book, and the magnificent title character in the old Gentle Ben television series in the ’60s.
I had been there for about another 20 minutes or so, watching Ember and her baby and kind of zoning out a bit, when I began to realize there was something kind of odd about the kitten’s ears. I couldn’t work out what was bothering me about them, until all of a sudden it struck me: they were two right ears!
This month’s animal is one that I have great difficulty capturing due to the location and make-up of their exhibit. Bonus fact: this is the only animal in either calendar who shares a name with anyone in my circle of friends: Luca.
I chose the dove chick for the March animal in the Baby Boom calendar for a couple of reasons: a) because the awkward, gangly, relative “unattractiveness” of this tiny creature would be in stark contrast to the “squee-inducing” images that surrounded it; and 2) because it was born in March, and I truthfully had no other options that I was 100% sure of.
I love heading up to see my sweet Kanzi whenever I can, or at least check to see if she’s on display. No matter what the weather, no matter how long it’s been between visits, no matter how she’s feeling – she always comes straight over to me once she knows I’m there.
Keep your fingers crossed that these beautiful animals might appear on the next Baby Boom calendar! Read the story to find out why….
My most-anticipated birth of all the babies I’ve featured in this calendar. I adore this little dude! Come hear Nandu’s story!