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I like to think that I’ve done my bit for babirusa promotion. Hopefully you agree. And babirusas could do with lots of promotion – not only are they fascinating and bizarre, they’re globally endangered and in real need of protection (if you want to know more, check out Babirusa.org). I’m pleased to announce that my…

It turns out that Martinus van Tee of Caricature a day (and of martinus van tee illustration) is a big fan of Tet Zoo, and obviously of babirusas too. Yes, here’s me, Flintstone-style, riding a familiar artiodactyl. Have I written about babirusas on Tet Zoo? – – I can’t remember. Thanks indeed Martinus, truly I…

The literature

Even in this day and age – when anyone who’s anyone has a huge personal pdf archive – ‘dead tree’ libraries are still used by many (or most?) of us.

Ahh, life is sweet

I have to take a break. I may be gone for some time… I may not. Here are some cool photos.

2009, a year of Tet Zooery

So, if you read the previous article, you’ll know that we’re here because Tet Zoo was four years old on January 21st. In that article, I got as far as discussing blog-relevant events that happened up to the end of May or so. Time to crack on…

Tet Zoo = 4 years old today

Today is January 21st which means, believe it or don’t, that it’s Tet Zoo’s birthday, the 4th no less. Holy crap… have I really been blogging for four years? Yikes, and there is still so much to do, so little ground I’ve covered. This is despite more than 635 (count ’em) Tet Zoo articles here…

‘Tis a Tet Zoo Christmas extravaganza

In time-honoured fashion, once more it’s time to wish you all best Christmas wishes and share with you my digital ‘Christmas card’… though if you’re a regular correspondent or one of my Facebook friends you’ll already have seen it, sorry…

Riding the sivathere

My good friend Luis Rey was kind enough to pass on the following photos, taken at the Jardin Des Plantes in Paris. It’s the extinction carousel, (presumably) the only place in the world where you might ride a sivathere…

Christmas cheer from… from… wtf?

My wife gives money to a cancer charity. She gets literature of some sort for doing this, and here’s the front cover of the Christmas booklet she recently received. Why, as a Tet Zoo nerd, do I find it so funny?

The sort of stuff I put on facebook

Preparing blog posts for Tet Zoo takes hours, sometimes days or even weeks. It’s done in “spare time”. Putting crap on facebook takes minutes and can be done during the course of a normal work day. Some of the stuff is soooo hilarious it deserves to be shared… Francisco Gasc√≥ (aka Paco) knocked this up,…