Friday, January 27, 2012

Looks & Nature: Warthogs & Politicians

In nature, there is no good or bad, just survival.

The same could be said of the looks of the animals.

Warthog, Kruger National Park, South Africa©2004 Am Ang Zhang

My own experience is that very young children are not put off by ‘ugly’ and ‘scary’ looking animals such as the Warthog.

The popularity of the latest series of children’s book, The Gruffalo is a very fine example of this.

The Warthog actually belongs to the domestic pig family and is only an herbivore. The most amazing thing about this animal is that it could go for months without drinking water and it did so by tolerating a higher body temperature and it could be very hot in Africa.

Coming to think of it, it looks a bit like the Gruffalo! Who said there is no such animal as a Gruffalo?

Indeed looks could be deceptive, just take a look at our politicians and what they are doing to our NHS. Give me a Warthog any day!

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