Monday, January 2, 2017

ZooWeird 33

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey is a primate in the Cercopithecidae family. It is endemic to a small area of the central and south-western China living in the coniferous montane forests at altitudes of 1,800–2,700 metres (6,000–9,000 feet), where temperatures drop below the freezing point during the winter and rises only to about 25 °C (77 °F) in summer. This adorable monkey is sexually dimorphic which means that the two sexes between the same species greatly vary. Adult males have large bodies which are covered with long, golden guard hairs. Females are about half the size when compared to males. These animals are very social creating groups of even up to 600 individuals. Usually when they create such large bands there are many smaller groups formed within the main group. (All animal info from

“On, what a name I’ve got!” he screamed.
“I’m ‘golden,’ yeah, but ‘snub-nosed,’ too.
I wonder, dude, what would you do
If your name was so … unesteemed?”

The warthog paused to think a bit,
Then said, “You think your name is bad?
Well, yours is half-bad—don’t be sad.
For mine is all! Just think of it!

“Yes, I’m a ‘hog’ and also ‘wart’—
That isn’t such a happy pair.
You know it really isn’t fair
That humans name—we can’t retort.

“I’d love to name them ‘Pimple-Lip’
Or ‘Fattybutt’ or ‘Hairless-Dork’
Or ‘Sausage-Nose’ or ‘Stupid-Stork’—
But, no! We’ve got dictatorship!”

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