Lemurs At The Lighthouse
About 2 weeks ago, our family, and a few of the other families, went to the lighthouse. After getting off the boat, searching for shells and looking at the lighthouse, a guide took us on a short walk to find the lemurs.
The three types of lemurs that live around the lighthouse are Brown, Mongoose and Sifaka lemurs. After a couple of minutes, we found the Brown lemurs and the Mongoose lemurs. They came speeding through the trees at the sound of the guide’s call. The lemurs were tame, and they would take the food right out of our hands. One Brown lemur even ate a banana off my Dad’s head! When all the bananas were gone, we went to see the Sifaka lemurs, who weren’t as tame. Even though they kept a few feet away, we still got great pictures of them. I couldn’t identify the exact type of Sifaka that they were, but I do know they were a new type. I also got a chance to use our new camera when I took a picture of a Mongoose lemur. After we saw the lemurs we climbed the lighthouse. The view was breathtaking! Then we ate lunch at the local village. Satisfied, we then boarded the boat, stopped at the mangrove swamp for a few minutes, and returned home.
Just about 6 weeks ago, the mama dog I was feeding had 6 new puppies. The first time I saw them they were too young to eat kibble, and they could only drink milk. Now however, the puppies share the mama and young dog’s kibble. Most puppies in North America would probably be on the border line of only drinking milk, or starting to eat special puppy food. But our neighbor puppies are desperately trying to eat the big kibbles, in addition to the probably, little amount of milk they get. We try to help the puppies eat the food by getting it wet, and it helps. Even though the food is wet, the puppies still only eat several pellets each. They don’t need much food, but they still need to eat. North American puppies don’t know how lucky they are to have so much to eat.
The picture below is when I first fed the mother dog about 6 weeks ago. She was so skinny that we thought she was going to die. I was sad then, and I felt bad for her, but now she is healthy, happy and she has cute little puppies.
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