Oh How Cute

July 1, 2017

Tiger, Orangutan Babies Playmates at Zoo

By NINIEK KARMINI

AP

CISARUA, Indonesia (Feb. 28) – Call them the odd couples. A pair of month-old Sumatran tiger twins have become inseparable playmates with a set of young orangutans, an unthinkable match in their natural jungle habitat in Indonesia’s tropical rainforests.

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Dema, the 26-day-old Sumatran Tiger cub, cuddles up to the 5-month-old Orangutan, Irma. The animals have shared a nursery room since they were rejected by their mothers.

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The friendship between 5-month-old female baby primates Nia and Irma, and cubs Dema and Manis, has blossomed at the Taman Safari zoo where they share a room in the nursery.

After being abandoned by their mothers shortly after birth, the four play fight, nipping and teasing each other, and cuddling up for a shared nap when they are worn out.

“This is unusual and would never happen in the wild,” said zoo keeper Sri Suwarni, bottle-feeding a baby chimp on Wednesday. “Like human babies, they only want to play.”

The four have lived side-by-side for a month without a single act of hostility, she said.

Indonesian tigers and orangutans are both endangered species, threatened by rapidly shrinking habitats.

Conservationists estimate there are fewer than 700 Sumatran tigers still alive, while fewer than 60,000 orangutans remain in the wild. Around 90 percent of the jungle has been destroyed by illegal logging, poaching and cut-and-burn farming practices on Borneo and Sumatra islands.

The exceptional friendship will likely be short-lived, said veterinarian Retno Sudarwati, because as the animals grow up their natural survival instincts will kick in.

“When the time comes, they will have to be separated. It’s sad, but we cant’ change their natural behavior,” she said. “Tigers start eating meat when they are three months old.”

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Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

Class X05 University

Read about the History of Father’s Day…

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The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. At about the same time in various towns and cities across American other people were beginning to celebrate a “father’s day.” In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

Father’s Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honored on Father’s Day.

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June 21! Here comes summer!

June 18, 2017

Summer Solstice

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June 17, 2017

Flag Day June 15

June 9, 2017

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Flag Day

June 15 is Flag Day! This year, it marks the 227th birthday of the US Flag! It may seem like just another day to you, but it’s a great chance to learn a little about US history, and to take the time to get to know a little about flags from other countries, too! Flags are used all over the world to represent countries, clubs, even school groups. The US flag has special names: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and Star-Spangled Banner. The flag has 13 stripes that represent each of the 13 original colonies and fifty stars: one for each US state!

Sorry, but most people don’t get out of school and work for Flag Day. In Pennsylvania though, it is an official state holiday. But you can learn a little about the history of Flag Day, think about what flags mean, and test your flag IQ!

 

 

History of Flag Day

Remember D Day ….

June 7, 2017

Class X05 University

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noun
noun: D-Day; plural noun: D-Days
the day (June 6, 1944) in World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.
the day on which an important operation is to begin or a change to take effect.

In the military, D-Day is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. The best known D-Day is June 6, 1944—the day of the Normandy landings—initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World

War II.

Heroes of D Day

D Day Video

D Day … A Day Never To Be Forgotten

 

 

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Earth’s History

June 3, 2017

Earth’s History Webquest

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June Bugs…

June 2, 2017

June Schedule

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New Site

May 23, 2017

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Great Site! Shared  by Miss Martin!

Memorial Day….

May 18, 2017

431832_169236859911383_1841802600_nMemorial Day History …..Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

 

TIME: Memorial Day