The Diabloceratops is a large herbivore dinosaur with an exquisitely detailed head shield and horns seen here on display at the Brevard Zoo. Note the newly hatched young runs running around the nest under their mother’s watchful eye. Found in Utah, this dinosaur lived during the Cretaceous period in a much wetter, more forested environment than exists in Utah today.
Was amused the old mid-1960s Hanna-Barbara The Secret Squirrel Show cartoon that parodied the spy movie hype of that era is kept alive today by a phrase used by U.S. intelligence experts, at least according to National Public Radio (NPR). Describing something as “secret squirrel stuff” puts the information beyond the reach of the public and slightly into the land of absurdity. Trying telling that to this squirrel in the backyard.
Largest of the Kingfishers is Australia’s Laughing Kookaburra seen here at the Brevard Zoo. This bird of prey is noted for its manic call, which is a key feature in the background audio of a lot of Hollywood jungle movies regardless of the continent the featured jungle is supposed to be located.
Years ago at the beginning of the Space Shuttle Program and long before the International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex used to have a mockup of a future space station complete with animatronic astronauts. The idea was this is something the Space Shuttle would help to build although it looked a little sci-fi to keep it interesting. Sadly, this large station would not be built but the exhibit was fun. You know they are in space because the […]
Okay, this will be the last Jaguar photo from the Brevard Zoo for the foreseeable future. The fun thing about the Jaguar exhibit is that the Jaguars can climb out of their ground level enclosure and go up onto an aptly named catwalk that passes high over the path taken by the Zoo visitors. A fact that often goes unnoticed by people until it is pointed out that a Jaguar is staring at them from overhead usually leading to some […]