All My Favorite Animals
[Photo credit: Jenny Rollo]
I have been partial to hedgehogs ever since I read a story involving hedgehogs and horse chestnuts. It was the most hilarious thing my five-year-old self had ever seen.
Have a Hedgehog!
Okay, maybe octopodes are not the most photogenic creatures on the planet. They are, however, so smart it's a little terrifying: they can disguise themselves as coconuts and sea snakes, sabotage electrical systems, sneak out of their tanks for midnight snacks, and do a convincing imitation of Miss Cleo.
P.S. "Octopodes" is the classically correct plural of "octopus", which is derived from Greek, but "octopi" and "octopuses" are also acceptable.
Own an Octopus!
Weasels are essentially the same as ferrets -- what they're called depends on the exact species of Mustela -- and live on all inhabited continents except Australia. Many people keep ferrets as pets, the better to make videos of the famous weasel war dance.
Want a Weasel?
And if that doesn't convince you of the badassitude of badgers, consider that badgers are closely related to weasels. Respect the teeth.
Buy a Badger!
A Hippo Song
Hug a Hippo!
An eclectic sampler of animal-themed music for your enjoyment.
|The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|Simon & Garfunkel||Bookends|
|Brushfire Stankgrass||One For the Salamanders|
|Countdown Kids||30 Toddler Songs (for ages 2+)|
|Weebl's Stuff||Hands Over Pastry|
Which of these animals do YOU like best?