They are the birds, bees and animals for whom social distancing does not apply.
The pppppppenguins I met in Sea World in Busch Gardens https://seaworld.com/orlando/ huddled together.
For warmth obviously.
And none of their handlers will need P—–PE.
So the tables have turned and now the animals run free and we’re cooped up.
So randomly here’s a celebration of all’s God’s creatures who have a place in my choir around the world.
Penguins in Orlando: And a tale of the handler who takes his penguin home with him.
And shared the story with us of the double take from the gas attendant when he saw the penguin in the passenger sear.
Tiger queen: As every second person watches Tiger King a peak into these big cats in their natural environment.
In the Eastern Cape of South Africa… https://www.visiteasterncape.co.za.
Where Iain and his rangers at Camdeboo National Park https://www.sanparks.org/parks/camdeboo/ led us on a game drive.
And we got to see new mum Thandie with her cubs nestling under a tree… from a safe distance.
To thrill a mockingbird
Mockingbirds in Tobago: It’s feeding time at Ean Mackay’s bird sanctuary in Tobago in the Caribbean https://adventure-ecovillas.com/inthepress.htm.
Bajan green monkeys: Another breakfast guest, and these guys will climb from tree to tree around your Club Barbados billet https://www.theclubbarbados.com.
Steer away, of course, from the unscrupulous hucksters who try to push you into getting a photo with one… they mistreat them.
Stick with the Barbados Tourism Board who will keep you right with ethical itineraries https://www.visitbarbados.org. And also visit https://www.sandals.co.uk/sandals-barbados/ and https://www.eleganthotels.com/turtle-beach.
And Mother Turtle
When you’ve got the expanse of the seas you’d imagine you have little problem getting social distancing.
Alas, the turtles’ greatest enemy is not each other.
But humans and the waste, the plastic we dispose of which fills up their living space.
Thankfully, we have Mother Turtle, Vanessa, a German inlander and her poster turtle Selma to showcase her beloved Kuramathi.
In the Maldives where Island Marketing and Turkish Airlines will give you a holiday.
Which combines pleasure and respect for the natural world.
And a word from a doctor
Now before we all locked down the film Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jnr, reprises the story of how a doctor talked to the animals.
If only the animals could tell him how to lick this virus and how us humans could live more safely and with them.