Friday, July 30, 2004

The Animals - Let's take a look

OK, let's get better aquianted with the creatures Douglas visited on his travels. Let's pull out my copy of "Last Chance To See", as signed by Douglas Adams when I was at the University of Newcastle. We'll examine it one chapter at a time, and then let Google Images do the walking...

Twig Technology
The genesis of the project was a 1985 trip with Mark to visit the Aye-Aye Lemurs of Madagascar.

Here Be Chickens
A visit to a famous island in Indonesia and the Komodo Dragons.

Leopardskin Pillbox Hat
To Zaire, and the Northern White Rhinos and Mountain Gorillas.

Heartbeats in the Night
My favourites, the parrots of New Zealand which run up trees, jump out and fly like bricks. Yes, its the Kakapo Parrots!

Blind Panic
To the mighty river Yangtze, and the blind Baiji Dolphin.

Rare, or Medium Rare?
To the southern Indian Ocean of Rodrigues to look for the world's rarest bat, the Rodrigues Fruitbat!

And lest we forget, not featured in the book, but visited for the original BBC radio series, were the Juan Fernandez Fur Seal and the Amazonian Manatee.