Sooo, I’ve been having a bit of worry over my status at Safaris. Because of the new operating procedures, I’ll need to be re-trained, and they’ve already dumped a lot of seasonal workers already, because it’s not worth re-training people who will only show up occasionally. I’ll be in Florida for 3 days, and hopefully they have time to train me on one of those three days. If so, I’m apparently set. If not, just excuse me, I’ll be quietly sobbing in the corner for the next year or so.
Enough about me, I know no one cares.
Anyways, I was surfing around on the internet, like I tend to do a lot these days, and I got reminded of the wonderfullness that is Isabella Rossellini. A few years ago I came across her Green Porno videos. And now I see she’s continued the series with Seduce Me. These videos, while they may sometimes seem vulgar (you may not want the little kiddies watching them) are incredibly captivating. With artistry, biology, and a little bit of humor, she shows the reproductive lives of animals you may not have thought were all that interesting.
Green Porno focused on the sexual act, while Seduce Me focuses more on courtship rituals. Both are equally entertaining. I would love to see something like this used in a college general biology class to instigate a discussion on why different strategies are implemented. Either way, I think these are wonderful introductions to even non-science people to the wonders of the animal world. Isabella Rossellini is a genius (and also the daughter of Ingrid Bergman, as well, for you GMR/Casablanca fans). I’ve included some videos below. Mostly SFW, depending on on where you work, I suppose.
EDIT: Apparently the videos won’t work. So, I’m sorry. I’ll work on it. In the meantime, pictures!
And, because I LOVE Creature Feature Fridays, care of AZA on twitter, I bring you these. Any good safari driver should know exactly what it is!