9th September 2011
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?
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.
We have also had some snow leopards born at a zoo in Hampshire.
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.
Then we heard about female marmots turning into males as they absorbed testosterone in the uterus.
and lets not forget Yvonne, the runaway alpine cow, who made a dash for freedom as she was heading of the abbatoir.
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!
For the spirit of the mountains