"...Chris, I know you asked for cat pictures, but I didn't have any. Instead, I attached a couple photos of my brother's Hereford steers. They don't have any names, because we don't want any attachment to a future dinner. Thanks, Jeff!"
Molly, currently in AUSTRALIA writes: "...Dear Chris, My name is Molly and I am from San Francisco, Ca doing a study exchange program at Griffith University Gold Coast, Australia. One of my dorm mates adopted this baby kangaroo (joey) after his mother was shot and killed for dog food..." MORE HERE.
Lanna from ARKANSAS writes: "...Hi Chris, This week, in Exciting Animal Photography Adventures, I went on an Arkansas Safari, which is mostly just me sitting in the back of a friend's pickup truck, and off-roading through the woods and fields of their farm looking for week-old baby cows. I call it an Arkansas Safari because that tricks my friends and family from Massachusetts into thinking that it is not so bad here. Good news, we found the baby cows, and they're adorable. Bad news (for them) is they're male, which means sometime in the relatively near future, they will become delicious hamburgers. Everything dies, hooray!"
Kat in AUSTRALIA writes: "My mate Kerry is a super hero cat lady....there's a place in Thailand where monks raise orphaned tigers. these ones are teenagers. during the day they languish on a hot rock to which they are chained.Westerners can volunteer to help feed and raise them while living with the monks. We met an American who has been there 3 months. feeding tigers and keeping them safe from poachers or angry villagers is noble , but chains and no shade, I don't feel comfortable about it.
Liz from NC writes: "...Have you met Bob, the alligator born without a tail, yet? He lives at a great little zoo called Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, SC. I didn't get it on camera, but when he climbed into the little pond in his enclosure, he actually plopped in. Not very graceful, but absolutely adorable! Check out his cute little butt! I love him! Liz from NC (35teen)."
Sarah, currently in SOUTH AFRICA writes: "...Oh, Chris! I know I just sent you an email about my safari in South Africa, but I forgot that on our way to Kruger National Park, we stopped at this strange tourist information center, and they had all these dead animal fetuses (feti?). Luckily someone in our group spoke the tour guide's language, and we found out that they killed the mothers of these animals so they could rip the fetuses out of the mothers' cold lifeless bodies and stick them in a jar so tourists can wander inside and immediately be grossed out. They also had a giant elephant skull outside. I'd send these to you so you can both ask why you're still running this website, and you can also gross out your viewers. Let's feel sad. -Sarah, 20-teen, South Africa."
Tracy from CANADA writes: "...this is Greta the big brown bat, which my boyfriend does M.Sc. research on. Now, most people think bats are gross, and actually some lady that approached my bf while in the field, told him about how she found a bat once, beat it with a broom, then ran it over with a lawn mower...just to make sure it was dead. Or another friend which told me they killed one with a shoe. Anyways, I wanted to bring attention to the fact that bats aren't gross but cute. And a few bats, in a summer, eat the equivalent in weight of mosquitoes of 11 elephants. So, clearly, they are very good at getting rid of the stupid mosquitoes, I'm sure in a cute . Plus, they are the only mammals that can fly, echolocate, and pollinate alot of the fruit we eat. So bats are cool."