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Tanukis and Tenrecs and Sea Cows

Ever heard of a Tanuki? When I think of Tanukis I picture Tanuki Mario! Can't you just tell I'm a boy mum!


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This stunning ball of fluff here is a Tanuki called Oki that I had the pleasure of meeting last year.


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I started a little project photographing children and animals together - it unfortunately ended up on the back burner - and I recently realised I never even shared the results! Oops!


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I was lucky enough to work with Pamela and some of her animals - it was a dream come true - and I think results are truly magical.



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Robyn and her mum Claire came along to meet the animals and Robyn made the most perfect little model!



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While Oki here is tame and loveable, the rest of the Tanukis that Pamela rescued and kept safe in her large enclosure were not quite so.


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Bought as pets and then abandoned or neglected due to not being domesticated animals, Pam then took it upon herself to house and care for these beautiful creatures.



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We also got to meet this cute little fella! He looks like a tiny little hedgehog but is actually a Tenrec! Tenrecs are more closely related to golden moles, aardvarks, elephants and even sea cows!


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Honestly, I just spent 15 minutes googling sea cows as I truly thought it was something made up on Sarah and Duck! (and I can freely admit that as most likely no ones read this far! If you have - Shh don't judge me!)


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Thank you so much to Pamela for letting us experience this and to Robyn and Claire for coming along for the day!

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Next project - Sea cows. xoxo - Sugar Moon

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