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Social Distancing in the Animal Kingdom March 15, 2020

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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We humans are generally social creatures. Our directive to socially distance ourselves in the age of COVID19 is a challenge for many. Sometimes it brings out the best in us – and sometimes…not so much. Many other animals form similar groups, families and herds in order to protect each other, form social bonds, gather food for the group and more. Wolves, buffalo, elephants, dolphins and the great apes are all examples of animals that depend on each other and their group for survival. There are other animals that live their lives independently. These animals with an independent nature prefer traveling and living on their own. They often only find another of their kind in order to mate or to fight over territory. Here are just some of the many animals that live solitary lives. I am staying at home for the time being. I have a long list of projects that I have wanted to do and now I have a chance to do them. Stay safe and wash your hands.

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1. Maria Buncick - March 15, 2020

So many of the solitary animals are cats. Not exactly the case in my house where mine sleep in a big pile together, play together, eat together, groom each other, snuggle, etc. Enjoyed your very timely post and hope you stay well and finish all your projects. Yes not excuse now not to clean house, finish your taxes, write that book, sew on missing buttons, etc.

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judylobo - March 15, 2020

Thanks Maria. My list is extensive. Here goes…

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Maria Buncick - March 15, 2020

Just thinking…. this virus will be with us for a year is my guess. In that time our lives will have to change dramatically as businesses close when everyone decides to just stay home. Today Anthropologie announced it is closing all but it’s global stores, so I’m curious what that means regarding the 5 or more stores in NYC. Will I be going to my nail salon? Highly doubt it and so will have to do my manicures and pedicures myself like I did in my university days. Maybe this will lead to a “do it yourself” trend even after the pandemic passes. One may start to think of the savings of time and money by doing it yourself. Time will tell. In the meantime, I have a great story to tell about my Raj (white kitty) so where’s my pad and pencil???

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2. Mary Radice - March 15, 2020

Your words and pics are wonderful….thanks Judy…..enjoy your home projects! Peace 🙂

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judylobo - March 15, 2020

Right back at ya Mary

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3. fotobuff14 - March 15, 2020

Love them all Judy. Great pics!

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judylobo - March 15, 2020

Thanks so much

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4. Geri Lawhon - May 29, 2020

Gorgeous pictures. You are very talented, thanks for showing these.

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