It's no new news that I'm a fan of animals and if I were to win the lottery I'd have a sanctuary inspired by the likes of Jim and Alison Cronin and take in any living thing that needed a home.
I'd do it now if it were feasible and fair to the animals but obviously a downstairs flat in Newcastle is hardly a satisfactory home for orangutans or dolphins. That being said I thought I'd compile a list of my Top 5 desired pet options that are completely unpractical!
Caracara land on my head :)
What they eat might take a little time to adjust my stomach and gag reflex to but being able to watch them fly and the never ending photo opportunity's would be well worth it.
To see our experience with the birds mention above and lots more CLICK HERE.
The are so comical when playing with others, super clever and the intricate social groups and obvious human tenancies shown on the documentary make them even more endearing.
filming the Uncle and Niece duo from Scarborough Sealife Centre, then watching way too many videos on YouTube of them holding hands and playing all cute-like! Just look at the photo of them above - how sweet!
Although a common animal this is probably something that would be the least likely to appear on anyone elses list of similar genre. This image here, is the moment I realized how lovely and gentle the otherwise known 'evil rodents' actually are. Besides the obvious overall big eyed and bushy tailed cute look we also found them to have rather spunky personalities while watching the red squirrels from the bird hide in Kielder. As Jake moved closer to a feeder to photograph one it raced up a tree, hopped to the next one and threw a nut at us!
The last spot on this list was hard to fill - there are so many possibilities. So I searched through all my photo albums from farms and animal sanctuarys and came across this set of the Lemur family I photographed at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. They were so laid back and sleepy and when the all went in to cuddle up together I just wanted to be in the middle of the fluffiness.There are also alot of similarities between them and one of my favorite animals - Orangutans - but with the added Newcastle United esc tail :P
So yeah, there is the current top 5 animals I'd love to own if I could. It'll probably change tomorrow 'cause lets be straight, I adore all creatures great and small minus the creepy crawly ones haha.
What would you have as a pet if you could have anything in the world?