Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ZooWeird 20

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

Emperor Tamarin [TAM-uh-run]. Apparently, this strange looking primate is named after the German emperor Wilhelm II (1859-1941), due to their “remarkable” resemblance. At first the name was used only as a joke, but over the course of time it became the species’ “official” name. The species lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, east Peru, north Bolivia and the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. These weird animals inhabit tropical rain forests and either live deep within the forests or in open tree-covered areas. Read more: http://www.strangeanimals.info/2010/10/emperor-tamarin.html#ixzz4T7LvcB51

The tamarin, which boasts a ’stache,
Enjoys a kind of jungle bash
Occasionally. He raises cash,

And then invites his jungle friends
To party on until night ends.
And, later, all will make amends

For damage and outrages done—
Yes, guilt arrives with morning sun.
But still—such wild, such jungle fun!

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