August 28, 2006

First Day of the [Binturong] Semester...

and I have tons to do. Classes every other hour (9:00, 11:00, 1:00) today, a meeting with the pres at of the university at three and an editorial staff meeting tonight at seven.

I'm hoping I can find time today to start the next series of posts on the binturong, another oddity in the animal kingdom. Like the red panda, the binturong is offically classified as a carnivore, but feeds mainly on fruit.


The animals' common names also line up nicely.

Red Panda = Catbear

Binturong = Bearcat

Should be fun.

4 comments:

  1. wow, stay in school, where it's safe! that Maryland is some wild place...

    ;]

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  2. Why does he dine on fruit?? Is that what's there? Can he not kill animals? Is he incompetent ?

    I feel kinda like if it were a human and the description was "He likes to have sex but only downloads porn" ... something is suspicious.

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  3. Hope you had a good first day of classes! My first ecology field trip is Wednesday. We're going to a local creek to look for hellbenders! Let us know what you do in your ecology class.

    That sure is a interesting looking critter--I've never heard of it!

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  4. Chief: All binturongs are orthodox Buddhists.

    Jen: I had my first class today. We have some really great field trips planned for this semester.

    I will definitely keep you informed. :-)

    Thanks for commenting, all.

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