Like most people, I am completely afraid of sharks. However, I deeply respect sharks as well. The reason for this is because sharks are one of evolution’s greatest success stories. They are the product of 400 million years of evolution and have survived one mass extinction after another, including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. Even though sharks are being hunted around the world and some species may go extinct due to human activity, as a whole sharks will outlast mankind like they outlasted countless other species. I respect sharks because of their extraordinary ability to survive the unsurvivable.
I found this video that features a bat who loves to be petted. This bat was so adorable and had a temperament that was akin to a dog. The look on the bat’s face was like him saying, “Oh yes. That’s the spot.”
Despite being the world’s largest rodents, capybaras clearly have the personality and temperament of dogs. This video shows a baby capybara being petted. When it was petted in the right spot, the capybara plopped onto its back and asked for someone to scratch his belly. This was one of the cutest animal videos I have ever seen.
When I was a kid, I was a big fan of Steve Irwin, the world famous Crocodile Hunter. I was heartbroken when I learned he was killed by a stingray. Still, even though Steve Irwin is gone, it looks like his legacy is alive and kicking with his family. A prime example of this would be his son, Robert Irwin, who is truly his father’s son. Not only does Robert look like a younger version of his father, but he has the exact same confident and optimistic personality. Like his father, Robert is not afraid of any animal and regards them as either amazing, beautiful, or cute. When Robert was invited to the Jimmy Fallon show, I would watch those segments. During these visits, Robert would promote wildlife conservation by bringing exotic animals to the show. Jimmy Fallon’s reactions to these animals are always funny. Easily Robert Irwin’s funniest visit to the Jimmy Fallon show was when Kevin Hart was there as well. Even though Jimmy Fallon had funny reactions to Robert Irwin’s animals, Kevin Hart took it to a whole new level. Despite being the animal expert in the Jumanji movies, Kevin Hart is deathly afraid of animals in real life. Both Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon were afraid of Robert Irwin’s animals in one form or another. It was even funnier to see that Robert Irwin, a 14-year-old kid at the time, was braver and more mature than two grown men. I recommend following Robert Irwin as he continues his father’s legacy.
A few years ago, I watched Shark Week and found this rather amusing video. It turns out sharks are rather musical creatures and their favorite kind of music is Death Metal!
I encountered this video of a deer who was very friendly when interacting with humans. It had the personality of a dog and got lots of love and an equally friendly human. This was one of the cutest things I have ever seen when it comes to animals.
I found this video of a monkey who thinks magic is cool. This little guy had his mind blown and his reaction was priceless.
I encountered this adorable video that showed a little badger named Billie, who was raised in a wildlife center in Texas. Normally, badgers are meaner than sin, but Billie was different. Because she imprinted on her human handlers from an early age, her wild instincts never developed. As a result, she could not be released into the wild. Fortunately, she gets all the love and attention she could want as well as her personal enclosure to cut loose whenever she wanted. She is best friends with another friendly badger named Polly and a French bulldog named Gertie. Now, she is an advocate for wild animals, visiting schools to interact with children. Overall, Billie is the cutest little badger anyone could meet. She reminds me of my miniature poodle because she is spoiled rotten and the world revolves around her.
If I built a dinosaur theme park like Jurassic Park, I have a few ideas of what to include. At the front gate, I would build a statue dedicated to Michael Crichton, the man who first presented us with the idea of bringing dinosaurs back to life. There would be a natural history museum that would rival the Smithsonian and will house fossils from all throughout history. There will be the largest prehistory themed gift shop in the world, selling anything from DVDs, books, toys, and actual fossils. The food court would have the most diverse menu and choice of restaurants of any theme park.
Now we come to the fun part of the park: the animals. For the dinosaurs, Ice Age creatures, and other large animals, there would be a series of safari parks. The vehicles that would go through the safari would be heavily armor-plated yet have big enough windows for the passengers to see the wildlife. Next, there would be a section that houses the small creatures such as prehistoric insects, reptiles, and amphibians. For the flying creatures, there would be an aviary and would house prehistoric birds, pterosaurs, and flying mammals. Finally, there would be a Sea World-like section that would house the marine creatures such as prehistoric whales, sharks, fish, cephalopods, and marine reptiles.
Overall, I am picturing a theme park that will not solely feature dinosaurs, but all animals throughout prehistory. Dinosaurs were only one section of prehistory so I would like a theme parks that features all sections. If I write a story about a prehistoric theme park, I would want it to feature all of these attractions and more.
When I was a child, my family owned a cockatiel parrot named Rodney. Rodney was a parrot who thought she was a dog and she was an escape artist. Even when we put her in her cage, she always found a way to escape. Her wings were clipped, but she could glide very well. Because she thought she was a dog, she would follow all the dogs in the house and sometimes boss them around. Her favorite spot would be perching on my father’s shoulder.
Also, my neighborhood has a flock of wild parrots who fly over us and scream. Some people wake up to rooster crows, but my neighborhood wakes up to these parrots’ screams. It is because of these parrots that the local ravens and crows don’t attack the smaller birds.
Parrots are the smartest animals in the world. They have the problem solving skills of a six-year-old child in a brain the size of a walnut.
I am thinking of doing a homage to Rodney and my neighborhood parrots by making a fantasy creature that is parrot-like.