I’ve been planning to do a post about animal intelligence, with videos, but that’s taking a while to put together. (Kinda like putting together my physics Nobel post.) In the meantime, I present two cute animal videos I took in 2004 and posted today on YouTube.
While I was living in Amsterdam, I lived only two block from the Artis Zoo, and I spent a lot of weekends wandering the zoo and taking pictures and videos of the animals. If you go often enough to a zoo, you inevitably run into some really cute pictures and some surprising behavior. In this case of these videos, it was a really hot day, apparently too hot for even one of the jaguars.
I love these videos, because the jaguar is simultaneously acting very much like a cat (playing around) and very much not like a cat (playing in the water).