Posts Tagged ‘giraffes’

Ride the Subway

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Remember Joshua Allen Harris‘ adorable air bear, air giraffe and eclectic air zoo? If the plastic bag polar bears in this Ad Council bit aren’t Harris’ work, they are based directly on it. It looks like air animals have gained an even more overt political voice—promoting public transport—than the obvious and embedded message (don’t litter).

I discovered this clip over on GreenMuze while browsing for more photos of the fabulous giant orange recycled bunnies I’d seen on Olympia Dumpster Divers this morning. Check them out.

The Big Rabbits in Portofino, Italy via GreenMuse

The Big Rabbits in Portofino, Italy via GreenMuse

As promised, freegan wort hogs

Saturday, June 28, 2008

At the Nairobi Giraffe Center, it isn’t just the endangered Rothschild Giraffes that get fed, a healthy population of wort hogs lives on the reserve.  It’s a bit far from the National Park, but after catching wind of the free food scheme, the wort hogs have taken up permanent residence.  No food waste at the Center!

It doesn’t take a tall fence to keep giraffes in, their knees prevent them from being able to step OVER anything.

Among the fun facts I picked up on this only tangentially trash-related afternoon: giraffes sleep only half an hour a day, standing up with their eyes open.

Wort hogs and giraffes hang out in the real world, as well.  Giraffes have great eyesight and can see danger coming.  Wort hogs can’t see anything if its not right in front of their faces, but can smell trouble coming that giraffes might not see.  A happy pairing.

Next week, back to the wonkier side of trash.

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