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Animals With Issues… Comic Book Issues!

John Will Balsley is a cartoon artist with a distinctly “loose” style of design.  He shows off his drawing talents on his web site, where he’s created several rather-adult-leaning graphic stories with titles like The Devil’s Henchmen and Taboose the Meerka.  Many of these feature various critters who are collectively referred to as The Roofles.  Makes more sense if you look at it… or, maybe not.

image c. 2015 by JW Balsley

image c. 2015 by JW Balsley

Video: Furs dance at Meerkat Manor, visit Disneyland Paris

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The 12th Meerkat Manor dance and Disneyland Paris Halloween 2011 trip, organized by Timduru, took place last weekend. The latter had 60 planned attendees from nine countries.

The fursuiters were reportedly asked to leave the park for 30 minutes after stealing the show from the Disney character performers. [video: Djem; tip: Pegla]

See more: Video and photos and reports from prior Halloween trips.

Movie review: 'Animals United'

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Long story short – Animals United (trailer) is a crappily-written CGI movie. Avoid it.

Meerkats provide example of culture in non-humans

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Researchers studying meerkats have found different groups follow different traditions that are passed on non-genetically. They noticed that different meerkat groups wake up at different times, and that immigrants adjust to the group's traditional waking hour.

Read more: Multi-generational persistence of traditions in neighbouring meerkat groups