Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sorry, the quality is not that great. These are captured using the old style camera (my mum refuse to use any digital camera).
The pix below is captured at Aquaria. Cannot resist lah. hehehe.
Bergambar with one of my most loved creature. Sotong!! Sotong katak pun, sotong lah. Dah diorang tadak the Giant Squid.
Tengah tarik ekor panther. hehehe.
Gambar si Manja. This is the leopard that was said to attack Haw Qian Tiong, aged 5. The attack occured on the same day that I went to Zoo Negara. The handler said, we arrived just after the attack itself. Anyway, the animal was restless and pacing in the cage.
From my observation, the cage do have bars around it, to deter people from going near it. However, some parents do push the children near the cage so that they can capture the pix of the child with Manja. Furthermore, the Zoo Negara people said that the animal was provoked with an umbrella by someone prior to the attack so that they can see how Manja growls and pounce.
Also, the child's wounds also look like she fall and cut herself. Knowing leopard, if they put a claw thru you, they will tear your flesh off. Unlike cheetah that have blunt claws due to the untractable ligaments on these claws, these leopards have sharper claws and are not shy to use it.
Might be the parents wants some money and device these scenario themselves? I do not know. Only themselves know what actually happened. But I do know something, animals attack when they are provoked. It is up to the parents to make sure that the children are safe around these animals. Hey, even cats bite you when you step on their tail. Want to sue the cat too?
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.