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Animal stories

In the last few weeks we have written stories about marmots, cows, snow leopards, penguins, rhinos, cheetahs and even a turkey. Well, cold turkey anyway. Is PlanetSKI devloping an unhealthy interest in animal stories?

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It is not deliberate but there just seem to be a number of ski reated stories involving our two legged, four legged and feathered friends.

The most recent one concerns a growing number of wolves in The Alps.

There is an increase their number and incidents of attacks on animals with farmers getting understandably concerned.

First we had a penguin from Antarctic that swam almost two thousand miles to a beach in New Zealand and has now been released back into the ocean.

We have also had some snow leopards born at a zoo in Hampshire.

Leopards

Leopards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It followed some photos we were sent by a PlanetSKI reader of some bemused cheetahs in Namibia as they saw snow for probably the first time in their lives.

Cheetahs

Cheetahs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we heard about female marmots turning into males as they absorbed testosterone in the uterus.

Marmots

Marmots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and lets not forget Yvonne, the runaway alpine cow, who made a dash for freedom as she was heading of the abbatoir.

She has since been captured and her life saved.

Cows

Cows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recently received news on the discovery of a fossil of a 3.6 million-year old wooly rhino from Tibet that developed a horn for clearing snow and may shed important information on evolution.

And finally, as they say, we had the story of our content editor and his son doing cold turkey in the Austrian Alps.

We reckon all are of interest and judging by the hits you do too!Wink

For the spirit of the mountains

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