Feb 22, 2011

Kemono Kingdom: Zoo Chp 3

Lion and Eagle ...what's this I feel?  Could it be a touch of moe?

It's another wacky chapter of the cute animal civil war story!  It's hard to say who my favorite character is because I like all the characters so much for their individual quirks.  In terms of a pair, though, Lion and Eagle are easily my favorite.

Links to "Kemono Kingdom: Zoo" Chapter 3:  (Zip) (PDF)

This chapter ends the opening arc of the story. Next in the story, I can honestly say I haven't got a clue, but I'm sure it will adorably side-splitting.  I hope Mochi gets a cover or does a color image soon.  These cute furries deserve some special treatment.  Also, the story needs a speaking reptile of some sort...hmm...but what kind would be good?

The California Condor!
(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
In this chapter a new character "Condor" is introduced.  The California Condor is near and dear to the hearts of some of us San Diegans who were bombarded in the 80's by the news of the California Condor's near extinction.  In 1987 the 22 known remaining California Condors were captured and put into a captive breeding program at the San Diego Wild Animal Park (now called "The Safari Park") and the LA Zoo.  It was rough going for them.  They were released back into the wild in 1991 and now there are around 400 known birds.

If you would like to know a little more about the California Condor, here's a nice web page from the San Diego Zoo about them. (Link) If you want to know more than a little something, follow the links within that web page.  The story of how the species was revived is quite interesting.  Oh, and here's a link to them on Wikipedia too. (Link)  The birds aren't much to look at close up, but they are, as Mochi-sensei points out, "The Rulers of the Sky" (They are HUGE birds and they can soar forever).
(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Next up is the second "The Scarecrow of Oz" one-shot to prepare us for the short 3-chapter long short series that will we present in April.