photos by michal cizek (1,3,5,7,9) of kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, with her two day old baby at the zoo in prague; and fredrik von erichsen (2,4,6,8) of rebecca and her three day old daugher at the frankfurt zoo.
with less than 800 mountain gorillas and only 2500 eastern lowland gorillas left in the world, gorilla populations are now so low that birthing programs such of these are needed to ensure sufficient genetic diversity of the species.
This unique, silver-plated, spherical locket holds a blue glass bead. The locket is topped with a lovely flower-shaped bead cap and the bead glows bright blue in color when worn in the dark. Hung on your choice of an o-chain or a snake chain. Sold on Etsy.
This collection of miniature Harry Potter books is beautifully displayed and kept inside a tiny keepsake box adorning the Hogwart’s crest. The collection includes the seven Harry Potter books, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Advanced Potion Making, a copy of the Quibbler and the Daily Prophet as well as a cuddly Monster Book of Monsters. The books can be made as simple ornaments, or as pendants for use as necklaces, keychains etc. Buy the collection here!
When Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night, a feeling of déjá vu set in.
Not only was she white — like all but nine of the 94 winners before her — she also fit snugly into a narrowly defined standard of Western female attractiveness: early 20s, long flowing hair and a thin, painstakingly tanned physique that would not seem out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
In many ways, the Miss Indian World pageant’s definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who “best represents her culture,” according to Al Jazeera.
I’m feeling that I need some Chili Peppers to make my day!