Saturday, April 6, 2013


Two related stories recently appearing in the New York Times are akin to Animal Mysteries, but more like "Animal Marvels", and very clever people who made them operative!

#1... The link just below will take you to this fascinating article by Andy Newman which appeared in the Times on March 19, 2013. The picture below of Vivian Libby and her goat, Pretzels, caught my eye, and the article is full of interesting stuff, making one wish it were still 1934.

A 1930s Beauty Contest With Shapely Horns and Fine Beards

Pretzels the goat and his mistress, Vivian Libby, basked in victory  s glow in Central Park in 1934 after Pretzels won a brewery-sponsored beauty contest.
Times Wide World Photo

And #2...This article by Scott Sayare appeared in the NY Times on April 4, 2013. Here just below is the link to the article and below that, a darling photo of one of the sheep.

Paris Employs a Few Black Sheep to Tend, and Eat, a City Field

(Above: a still shot from video by Mariana Keller)

A version of this article appeared in print on April 4, 2013, on page A5 of the New York edition with the headline: Paris Employs a Few Black Sheep To Tend, and Eat, a City Field.


Daria said...

Love the name "Pretzels". And goats, such beautful animals!

PJ McQuade said...

Yeah goats!

Alexandra Sellon said...

I agree entirely!