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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What a difference a year makes!We were blessed to see Anan, the captivating little rhino who weighed about as much as I did when we saw her in January 2010.

 But this was January 2011, and Anan is now 17 months old. She's about half the size of her mom!

Still very much a rhino child, but well on her way to the 6,000 pound mark she'll reach as an adult. She's eating  hay and rhino pellets now.

I was astounded at how she'd filled in, filled up, grown overall. She even has a nice little horn!

My friend Sandy Brown, who was in another group visiting the barn before we did, was lucky enough to see Anan nurse from Zenzele, and she shared this photo with me. Ack ack ack!! She has to lie down to nurse now!

photo by Sandy Brown

Just thought you'd enjoy a little follow-up on the magical rhino girl Anan and her beautiful mother Zenzele. Many thanks to Sandy Brown!

I'm just back from the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville, Florida. Took both kids with me. We had the most delightful time on Florida's beaches and in her scrubland. Oooh. That doesn't sound so good, does it? Put it this way. We loved Florida, and I'll tell you all about it as soon as I can. Until then, please read FloridaCracker's post about the meeting of two like-minded bloggers. And then make sure you bookmark his blog, because it is the BEST, and not just because he said nice things about me and my babies. If you like animals, nature, food, funk, fun, Florida, and graceful, sometimes loopy writing, check him out.


Captcha word is "nestiest."

I meant to ask about the rhinos and forgot. Glad to see this post, but it would have been more fun to hear and see you talk about it.

Agree about Pure Florida. Always a good read. Kind of thing I'd like to do again if I had time.

See. I did comment. :p


I agree with your words for FC. The Space Festival was great. I had a lot of fun talking to people at the vender's booths. A great day and so glad I got to see you. Sorry I didn't get a picture with you. I'm glad that FC took so many good pictures!

Posted by Anonymous February 1, 2011 at 3:43 PM

I would imagine nursing a child with a horn can be tricky.

Posted by holly-the-person February 2, 2011 at 4:40 AM

Thank you for the kind words and the email pics I got today!!!

I had a great time too! I was able to feed Uncle Sam the bald eagle during the Raptor Project presentation. He ripped a drumstick right out of my hand.

It was really nice meeting you as well, I was disheartened to hear about the sand crane situation in Tennessee, especially when they're protected down here.

You'd think, that laying down to nurse would get old, but I am sure it is worth it for Anon! I wonder how she doesn't injure poor mom with that horn? Beautiful story telling as usual, Julie!

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