When it comes to Turkey Day for many people the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is nearly as important as the bird, friends and family, and football. Well, maybe not football. At any rate, this year marks the 90th anniversary of the iconic parade and there is a huge history with animals and the parade right from the start. Chances are that this event will be a part of your holiday.
A baby monkey in Jiangxi Province, China, is demonstrating a strong instinct for survival. After being separated from its parents it found a farm with a herd of goats to be its home. It then adopted one particular goat to be its surrogate mother or "nanny." The nanny goat graciously allows the monkey riding privileges as she goes about her day of foraging for food. At night the monkey sleeps with the goats in the barn.
When it comes to paper art from Japan the first thing that comes to mind is the amazing works of origami and kirigami. These days the amazing paper sculptures created by Chie Hitotsuyama is taking the world by storm. She takes old newspapers and cuts them into strips that she rolls into thin tubes that she uses to upcycle the papers into a wide variety of animals both wild and domestic.