How Rude! Animals Stick Out Their Tongues
From lions and lemurs to gorillas and giraffes, these animals aren’t afraid to mouth off
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This giraffe – hanging out at the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Center – doesn’t care what you say. She’s going to stick her tongue out anyway!
Our friend the frill-neck lizard has an excuse: It’s feeding time at Sydney Wildlife World, his Australian home. We’ll let it go this time, buddy!
Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed! This perturbed primate shares its true feelings while hanging out at the Havana Zoo in Cuba.
Baby animals plus tiny tongues equals total cuteness. Kajolu, of the Zoo Hellabrunn in Munich, Germany, gets a little tongue-tied during his debut.
Hungry … or horrified? It’s hard to tell with Knut, German’s moody polar bear, who gives us a little gray while pondering life’s tough decisions.
A newborn Asian elephant, chilling at England’s Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, learns to flash some trunk and tongue from its elders.
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Are we sure this isn’t a puppy in disguise? This leopard, goofing off at the Hannover Zoo in Germany, flashes a gesture that’s anything but ferocious.
But this lion? Freaky! They don’t call him the “king of the jungle” for nothing.
“I’m not sticking my tongue out at you, I just need a drink,” is what we expect this baby calf, walking through Frontier Park in Kansas, is thinking.
As Kentucky Derby hopeful Pyro gears up for a race, he offers his off-color thoughts on his competitors.
Calm down, man! This sun bear, a resident of the St. Louis Zoo, may only be 4 feet tall, but he has a tongue that’s one foot long! The better to tease you with, my dear?
We get it, we get it: Jaguar Jutai, “nicknamed by staffers at the Philadelphia Zoo, just wants some breakfast. But he doesn’t have to be so mean about it!
Someone is not shy about his feelings. We’re talking about this plucky emperor tamarin at England’s Shaldon Wildlife Trust, who has no qualms about really sticking it to us.
Is it possible Americans are more subtle? A snow leopard at New York City’s Central Park Zoo makes her motion swift and silently. Well played.
Talk about a wild animal! Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Fla., recently welcomed two baby red-ruffed lemurs – and this one apparently has quite the mood swings.
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