Thursday 15 October 2009

Where did you get that hat?

The ZSL (Zoological Society of London) was very excited and pleased at the birth recently of this baby Victoria crowned pigeon.

The pigeon (named after Queen Victoria) is native to New Guinea, and the recent addition was part of a European programme to breed a "reserve population" in the event that that the species ever went extinct in the wild.

Apart from the outstanding millinery on display here, just look at that eye-liner on the youngster.

However, by the look on his face, I am not sure this young white-crested laughing thrush is impressed :

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