zoo shot


So for this whole month I haven’t gotten to really sit down and celebrate Halloween, and at the rate things are going, I don’t think I’ll get to do much on the actual holiday either. To make it up to myself, though..well, you see what happened. 4 times. ..With 13 characters. 

Anyway; had a huge amount of fun doing these! Don’t count out the chance of another one showing up before the holiday’s over! 

Czech zoo to remove horns of 18 white rhinos following French attack
Zoo deems danger to animals from poachers to be ‘really intense’, with black market rhino horn selling for more than gold or cocaine

A Czech zoo has said it will use a chainsaw to remove the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack last week in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns. “It’s for the sake of rhino safety,” Andrea Jirousova, spokeswoman for the zoo in the central Czech town of Dvur Kralove nad Labem, said. “The attack (in France) put us on alert, the danger is really intense,” she said, but declined to reveal when the surgery would take place.On 7 March, the zoo in Thoiry near Paris said unknown intruders had broken security barriers and killed a male rhino of the critically endangered southern white subspecies for its horns.The Dvur Kralove zoo currently has a herd of 21 black and southern white rhinos, including three calves who will not undergo surgery.

The Littlest Winchester - Zoo Day

Character(s): Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester

Warnings: None

Word Count: 855


           Goats smell bad. Like, really bad. Bad as in Dean doesn’t know how he’s not gagging from the stench. There’s sheep too, and also a couple of alpacas, but goats are the dominant species in the open pen. Maybe if he wasn’t standing so close to them, the smell wouldn’t be so bad, but he can’t go very far. If he moves away, his four-year-old daughter will follow. She’s too nervous about the animals to stray far from her father while they’re close.

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it’s all i can do to stifle a smile

Author: wyst
Genre: zoo!au,  
Rating: PG13
Side Pairings: none
Length: 7K
Warnings: none
Summary: despite the tedious interactions with less than brilliant zoo guests, yoongi enjoyed his job. he loved the reptiles he worked with. and maybe he loved his new co-worker just a little bit, too.aka, bangtan are zookeepers, and yoongi is dumb and can’t stop pining.


Snowy owl by IN CHERL KIM
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Snowy owl @ everland.korea

Crazy Facts about King Farouk of Egypt

One of the most interesting figures in history, King Farouk ruled Egypt from 1936 until 1952.  One of history’s most legendary mad monarchs, Farouk’s craziness and hedonism is the stuff of legends, rivaling mad Roman Emperors of ancient times.  Here’s a short list of facts detailing his nuttiness.

-Made it illegal to own a red car in Egypt. Amassed a large personal fleet of 100 red cars, so that he could drive like crazy all over Egypt and police would know not to pull him over.  Would shoot out other people’s tires.  Ambulances followed him around to pick up people injured by his antics.

-Would go to restaurants and throw food at people.

-Typical breakfast started with caviar, followed by large quantities of boiled eggs, toast, lobster, steak, lamb, chicken, and pigeon.

-Often drank 20-30 sodas a day.

-Once had a nightmare where he was attacked by a lion.  Went to the Cairo zoo and shot all the lions with a rifle.

-Though married, had numerous mistresses, including novelist Barbara Skelton.

-Favorite aphrodisiac was honey with powdered rhinoceros horn.

-Was a kleptomaniac. Hired professional thieves to teach him how to pickpocket.

 -Would pickpocket guests, politicians, and diplomats at official functions.

-Pickpocketed Winston Churchill, stealing his pocket watch.

-Stole a ceremonial sword, sash, and medals off the corpse of the Shah of Iran during his funeral in 1944.

-MI6 and CIA codenames for him were “Fat Pig” and “Fat Fucker” respectively.

-Was ousted from rule 1952 and forced into exile.  Left behind collections of jewelry, ancient Egyptian artifacts, various trinkets he had stolen, a sizeable stamp collection, a rare coin collection comprising 8,500 pieces, and a collection of pornography so large it can only be described as “epic” in proportions.

-Lived the rest of his life in exile in Monaco and Italy.  Died in 1965 at a restaurant table after consuming a large meal of oysters, lobster with sauce, lamb, and beans, followed by a Cuban cigar.

  • [Baby is still a no-show, days after the due date. Sirius had visited the day before and made a comment on how Lily’s as huge as an elephant.]
  • Lily: I looked up an elephant’s gestation period - 22 months!
  • James: You’re not an elephant.
  • Lily: But Baby doesn’t know that.
  • James: Why would Baby think you’re an elephant?
  • Lily: Because he’s tiny and stupid and floating around in a sack of fluid. He doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground.
  • James: What happened?
  • Lily: You know, an elephant squirted me once at the zoo. Maybe it shot something on me - some kind of elephant-gestation juice.

I wish the internet would let this fucking Harambe joke go. Like after cincinnati zoo asked for the memes to end and everyone treated that like a huge fucking joke, like yeah I get the humour in ‘lol you asked the internet not to do something’ but to respond specifically to a request to stop out of respect for a dead animal and the keepers who raised him and had to make such a horrible decision is kind of a dick move. 

And now this new baby gorilla in philadelphia and everyone’s like ‘lol name him Harambe lol’ like no?? it’s not a fucking joke, the gorilla died and just because the zoo shot him they’re not horrible people or murderers, they don’t deserve to have their dead animal ridiculed incessantly like this. All the justification I’ve seen for the Harambe jokes are like ‘yeah well they killed him so they deserve it’ which is just cruel and tbh just shows most people didn’t fully grasp the whole situation

Just let them mourn him in peace jfc