This month Becky’s Squares are focusing on odd things – you can interpret this any way you want so I am going to take you all to the zoo this month. San Diego Zoo to be precise and the photos featured will be either odd looking animals, animals with odd names, odd facts or slightly odd photos. I hope you’ll enjoy my selection.
The four types of tapir are most closely related to horses and rhinos, since they have an odd number of toes (four toes on each front foot, three on each back foot). Their eyes and ears are small, and the body is teardrop shaped. The tapir’s nose and upper lip combine into a flexible snout like an elephant’s trunk. It can be used as a snorkel when the tapir is underwater and as an effective tool to detect odours wafting through the dense forest.
Only two more days left to join in with the ODD SQUARES month with Becky and the Square gang, so hurry up and get your post(s) in; the only rule is that the main photo MUST be a square – that is four equal sides! You have been warned 😉
31 thoughts on “We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo”
I have to say I’ve never heard of that animal! Looks so cute though
Oddly cute I’d say!
Haha of course
That is pretty odd- uneven numbers of toes, front and back! Happy weekend!
A perfect odd I would say! Happy weekend to you too. Blustery still here, but blue skies! Always a happy sign.
The blue coming and going here. Even a little bit of rain. Normal service resumed tomorrow. Meanwhile a very nice day of walking and lunching. Just for a change!
Must be getting very boring…
thank goodness for some rain – hope more is on its way!
Sorry, Becky! I think that might be it for the time being.
oh no, that’s really not good for the Algarve 😦
Rain dancing as hard as I can!
you are a good woman, do you dance naked like Brian does in his rain dances?!
I’m much too shy!
to own up to the fact you do it ?!
Hope you don’t get as much as we’ve had in some parts of the country here! Or Queensland!
that’s true – we want it slow and steady
They are amazing animals 🙂
I’m quite fond of tapirs: so plain, yet so endearing.
I remember as a child having a toy zoo, and the tapir fascinated me!
You probably had the same zoo as Pete. Unfortunately I only had farm animals.
I had both, lucky me! But I always wanted a Massey Ferguson tractor but never had the 10shillings needed….
Tapirs have always been one of my fvourite animals, and I will look for them when visiting any zoo. The babies are so cute!
Best wishes, Pete. x
Odd animals I find, but yes the babies are cute.
This one’s foot looks like a piece of lego. I don’t know i’d have known what it was if you hadn’t said. Sweet, though.
They are very unusual animals.
I like tapirs, but I never knew that about their toes. Will try and count them next time I encounter one!!
I have really enjoyed learning about all these different animals from your posts 🙂
So have I!
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