Hopefully you have been following ZooBorns, Andrew Bleiman’s sticky sweet tribute to all newly birthed and cute in the world’s zoos and aquariums. I personally prefer my zoology with a not so subtle hint of pubescent adolescence culminating in locker room humor, so I regular Andrew and his brother’s other blog Zooillogix.
Andrew with coauthor Chris Eastland have moved Zooborns from blog to book. The book’s 150 pages is barely enough to contain the sickening cuteness of dozens of snuggly young animals. The photographs are enough to purchase the book. But another surprising addition, makes it worth the buy…interesting and useful trivia to use at your next cocktail party. Just imagine while sipping your gin and tonic stating with confidence “An elephant’s trunk is made up of over 40,000 muscles” or “Along with platypus, echidnas are the only mammal to lay eggs.” Well now you can! Seriously, I commend Bleiman and Eastland for providing a book rich in both content and visually stunning photography. The book is available in both adult and kids versions for less than $10.