Tuesday, June 21, 2011


What do cockroaches, owls, skinks, and armadillos have in common?  They can be found at the Dunlap Public Library!  Or they could this morning, when the Peoria Zoomobile taught the largest group in summer reading so far (conclusively proving that animals are the best thing ever) about insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals.

I have to admit, I was not particularly enchanted by the cockroach.  Or the skink, though that is an awesome name.  But the owl was all kinds of adorable (did you know that if humans had eyes like owls, proportionate to our bodies, they would be the size of grapefruits?), and the armadillo was pretty darn cute as well.

Whether the animals made me want to cuddle with them or not, our Zoomobile representative was very informative and entertaining.  Particularly when she discussed whether or not we would prefer to lose our head or our buttcheek.  The answer is obviously our buttcheek, because if we were a skink, we could grow it back.  Not so for our head, or the skink's.

More pictures below the cut!

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