Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

August 17, 2009

Look ma, there's a minister in the tiger's cage!

Did you hear of the minister who
Went and entered a cage in the zoo?
It seems he was cheered
On by those who appeared
To have mistaken him for a gnu!

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Did you hear of the minister who
Went and entered a cage in the zoo?
Well he wanted to pat
What he thought was a cat
And now all that remains, is his shoe!


Inspired by this news item in the TOI, 17th August, 2009: Minister enters tiger cage in zoo. Read the story here


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July 14, 2009

Drunk as a skunk

A badger in Berlin, named Jerry
One fine day hogged many a cherry
It left him so fuddled
On the road he lay huddled
As the traffic whizzed past him - how scary!

His head feeling heavy like lead,
He lay on the road as if dead.
The cops used a broom
And saved him from doom--
"I've been swept off my feet", Jerry said.

Yahoo News 09/07/09: Drunk badger disrupts traffic in Germany. Get the story here

November 25, 2008

No bear hug this

"That panda was damn impolite,"
The man complained, "look at my plight,
All I wanted, I swear,
Was to cuddle the bear,
But the bugger decided to bite!"

Reuters 22/11/08: Panda attacks Chinese man who wanted a cuddle. Get the story here

August 2, 2007

Looking the gift horse in the mouth

A panda mum said to her young,
While licking a zhu* with her tongue:
"My darling, take care,
Don't crap here and there,
Those humans are stealing our dung!"

The panda cub replied with cheer,
"Oh mama dear, why all this fear?
It's a new business plan,
That's been thought of by man-
They're marketing poop-souvenir!"


Yahoo news 30/07/07: Panda poop to be recycled into souvenirs. Get the story here

To read more panda-poop limerick, go here :D

*zhu= bamboo in Chinese

July 28, 2007

Bull-(be)headed

"Our Shambo the bull, is a God."
The Hindu, he said with a nod.
"So I find this prognosis
Of his tuberculosis,
A sacrilege, trifle too odd!"

Guardian 26/07/07: The long battle to save Shambo the temple bullock in the UK, ended when he was taken away for slaughter. Get the story here

July 11, 2007

Bovine feminism

"We girls want our very own game;"
Commanded a young Spanish dame.
"These bull are no fun,
We want cows to run,
They're gentler by far and more tame!"


Yahoo News 09/07/07: Women in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, world-famous for its ferocious bull-running festival, are demanding their own version complete with cows instead of bulls. Get the story here

April 18, 2007

This get's my goat, really!

In Prague lived a proud billy goat,
Who one day to Sigmund Freud wrote:
Your id-ego claim,
You think got you fame?
Just come here and let's take a vote!


DNA 13/04/07: Prague residents say no to Freud statue, prefer a goat's instead! Read on

April 13, 2007

Beastly!

An angry croc said, you can bet
That I'm a wild guy, not your pet
So saying, in rage
He turned in his cage,
And chomped off the hand of his vet!


The China Post 13/04/07: Doctors successfully re-attached the forearm of veterinarian Chang Po-yu who was bitten by a crocodile at Kaohsiung's Shou Shan Zoo on Wednesday. Read on

March 23, 2007

Who let the dogs out?

The bad man said, shaking his fist :
"These 2 curs are leaving me pissed;
But be warned, I say,
Every dog has his day-
I have now put their names on my list!"


Yahoo news 22/03/07: Malaysian piracy syndicates are trying to assassinate two black labradors after the dogs helped find millions of dollars of fake DVDs and CDs, a report and officials said Thursday. Read on

March 10, 2007

A polar bear's tale of woe

A polar bear, feeling quite blue
Said, Bush hates us, why I've no clue
These days I fear
Our end is now near
For we have been declared taboo!


Yahoo News 09/03/07: Polar bears, sea ice and global warming are taboo subjects, at least in public, for some U.S. scientists attending meetings abroad, environmental groups and a top federal wildlife official said on Thursday. Read more about it here