Kira si Jessy

Kira si Jessy sunt cei 2 lenesi cu doua degete pe care i-am intalnit la Raquel’s Ark. Au o imbratisare foarte calda si le place sa stea in brate. Pe pamant nu pot merge, se tarasc folosindu-se de brate. Insa in majoritatea timpului stau agatati de crengile copacilor. Au gheare foarte puternice care ii ajuta sa se prinda bine de ramuri. Se misca lent si de asemenea au un metabolism foarte lent. Lenesii lui Raquel mergeau la toaleta – pentru ca da, foloseau toaleta! – o data la doua zile.

Din pacate, principalul dusman al lenesului cu doua degete este omul, care ii vaneaza pentru carnea frageda. Mi-e un pic imposibil sa-mi imaginez – si atunci cand o fac mi se face rau instantaneu – oameni care pot sta linistiti la masa savurand un pahar de vin si infruptandu-se din friptura de lenes din farfuria pe care o au in fata, dar hei!…asa sunt eu. Si pe langa mine sunt oameni care omoara lenesi ca sa ii manance!

Eu doar m-am bucurat de intalnirea cu ei, de imbratisarea lor atat de confortabila, de blandetea figurii lor si de pofta cu care mancau migdale. Sunt niste animale minunate si a fost o experienta uimitoare sa le pot vedea, atinge si observa indeaproape.

 

And this is for Raquel:

Kira and Jessy are the two Two-toed sloths that I met at Raquel’s Ark. They have a very warm hug and they love to stay in your arms. They can not walk, so they pull hand-over-hand to move around. But they spend most of the time hanging from trees. They have strong claws that help them lay hold of the branches. They move slowly and also have a very slow metabolism. Raquel’s sloths were going to the toilet – because yes, they use the toilet! – once in a couple of days.

Unfortunately, the main predator of the Two-toed sloths is the man who hunt them for their meat. It’s a bit impossible for me to imagine – and when I do it makes me sick instantly – people enjoying a glass of wine and feast with a roast sloth on their plates, but hey! … that’s me. And among me there are people killing sloths to eat them!

I just enjoyed meeting Kira and Jessy, hugging them, and I admired their gentle figure and the way they were heartly eating almonds. They are wonderful animals and it was an amazing experience to see them, touch them and observe them closely.

 



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