Saturday/ animals on Piers Morgan Tonight

CNN’s Piers Morgan show presented quite a parade of animals tonight – brought right into the studio by Jack Hanna and his assistants.  Just for fun I snapped them with my phone camera, and here are some of them.

A ‘laughing’ kookaburra. These are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea.
A beaver, of course. (Beavering away at its apple).
A fennec fox from Western Africa. The large ears dissipate body heat. The little fox lives on scorpions and insects from the desert and can live its whole life without drinking a drop of water.
This magnificent owl is an Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo). It can see (by echo location) and hunt in total darkness, with its very keen eyes and ears.
And here is the fastest land animal, from the African savannah, the cheetah.
My phone camera couldn’t handle the shade in this Malaysian bear-cat (binturon)’s inky black coat. It’s tail is very thick and strong.
This European lynx is now extinct in the wild.
This is one of the world’s largest lizards, sussing out Piers Morgan with its tongue. It’s a water monitor native to Southern Asia.
Finally, a boa constrictor that had Piers quite on edge (I didn’t remember the exact species). How does he know not to constrict the habdler? Pierce asked. Oh, the snakes senses the human (his handler) is too large an animal to constrict and eat. Hmm. I’m not so sure about that !

 

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