Jun 3, 2006

Something in the Symmetry

I can't explain what is so weird about tapirs. They look like an amalgamation of several animals. The lines of this one's head and the placement of the ears make it look as though its head has been placed on its neck upside down. The symmetry seems off. I feel like I am looking at an optical illusion. I am going to leave now.

Thanks again,
Kim, for the great photo.


Anonymous said...

Did I mention we love tapirs?

I'll have to send you a photo of the old guy at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, aka "The Five-Legged Tapir of Love." (Yep, when he's in the mood, it drags on the ground...)

Raging Wombat said...

Send the photo! I can't gaurantee I'll post it, though - the fifth leg sounds too disturbing. :)