|John Robert Charlton|
In elementary school, my favorite yearly assembly was one where they'd bring wild animals, like bobcats, baby snow leopards, and porcupines, to our school's stage. Some
nut jobs really dedicated people would raise these "non-releasable wild animals" (animals that would not survive in the wild) in their own homes for the animals' entire lives, and would bring them in with the goal of promoting love, respect, and protection for all of the planet's wilder inhabitants.
The Randall Museum has a similar program on Saturdays called "Meet the Animals," where you can meet more than 100 different creatures that live at the museum. We've just gotten word they have three new additions, so no time like the present to get up close and personal with a hawk that's been everywhere from Canada to Argentina. Wonder what these guys would do if we tried to dress em' up like Lady Gaga.