His name is Dean

April 10, 2012


and he is a Sifaka. (That sentence is here so that when people ask me, “What kind of animal is that?” I can look up this post and tell them. Thank you, internet memory.)

Remember that post I wrote about Kate’s daughter Grace who works for Joel Sartore, the famous photographer? Well, Grace saw it, and she gave me a present! Woo-hoo!!

I love it, Grace! Thank you so much!

The kids are not endangered.  Or maybe they are. I don't know.

A sifaka is a kind of lemur, though Dean is not King Julian. This picture was taken at the Houston Zoo, I believe, and I love his expression. Royal or not, I think he is adorable, and he looks pretty dang good on my kitchen wall.

Those eyes - they peer into my soul.

Here is a great interview with Joel Sartore that explains why he does what he does. It’s very sweet and thought-provoking. God bless him for using his talents to be a force for good! (You can see Dean at 1 minute 10 seconds.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “His name is Dean”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Ha! That’s a cool picture. If you decide to go to Madagascar some day and see sifakas in their natural habitat, let me know. I’ll want to go along.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    EXCELLENT!! I LOVE Dean! LOVE!! And way to go Joel!

    Dang, is it too late for me to become an animal photograher? What a great way to get to see all the amazing animals out there! Although, it would so hard to not smuggle some of them home.


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