Photographer Linda Kuo
's work focuses on "animals and their encounters with human civilizations". Displaced
shows exotic animals being cared for at the Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine in NYC, while Hit and Run
shows the aftermath of wild animals' encounters with vehicles upstate. (warning: Dead Animals).
Did anyone in the history of Used Car Dealerships ever go to greater lengths to get you to go see him than Cal Worthington and his Dog, Spot
? Warning: video contains music that cannot be unlistened to & will haunt you to the grave. [more inside]
Zoological Bloopers and Practical Jokes.
Strange Science is a great little page of missteps in the classification and illustration of exotic and extinct animals. It's hard to classify all the links; some are dinosaur screwups, some are just poor depictions of animals from the time before photographs. Most are fascinating. Although, they skip over one of my favorite examples, Michelangelo's Jonah and the Whale
Darwin Visits the Ukraine... "The girl...was messing around outside the fence and then decided, for some reason, to go and play and swim with the hippopotamus''
Why? Because lack of common sense is a global, and playing with exotic animals is fun and trendy
. No word on whether they had to kill the hippo and test it's brain for rabies.