It’s been a while since I posted anything. That’s because I’ve been busy working on a series of books about weird and amazing animals. Through the course of my research on these and other books, I’ve stumbled upon some great animal accounts on social media. Here are five you might want to check out on Twitter.
Big Peg, Diva of the Sea (@MakoPeggy)
Big Peg is the account for a tagged Mako shark. Peg may be big, but I think her attitude is bigger. She doesn’t just post about herself, either. Here’s a tweet where she shares some fun stuff about hippo babies.
This baby hippo.
Baby 🦛 are born at 100 lbs/45 kg.
Mom teaches them to swim; the young can only stay under water for half a minute.
Baby hippos depend on their mother for survival for 1 year.
Baby hippos are called hippies.
HA! J/k. Calves. pic.twitter.com/kbNvMT5miK
— Big Peg, Diva of the Sea (@MakoPeggy) February 7, 2019
Whale Shark Rocky (@WhaleSharkRocky)
Whale sharks are amazing. Many years ago, my shark-loving daughter educated me on how wondrous the whale shark is. We even planned an entire family vacation around visiting the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium.
Whale Shark Rocky is the Twitter account for “the first satellite tagged whale shark in the NW Atlantic.” You’ll not only see gorgeous photos and fun facts about whale sharks on this account. Other animals and scientific efforts are highlighted, too.
Ocean's Gentle Giant! 😇🐋🦈 ##YourPersonalityIn3Words
— Whale Shark Rocky (@WhaleSharkRocky) February 4, 2019
Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq)
The official Twitter account for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this account is often in the thick of challenges between zoos and aquariums, like #TypoASpecies and #UnscienceAnAnimal.
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) January 30, 2019
Elmwood Park Zoo (@ElmwoodParkZoo)
I enjoy how punny the Elmwood Park Zoo Twitter feed often is. They are often in the mix when it comes to Twitter animal challenges.
— Elmwood Park Zoo (@ElmwoodParkZoo) February 2, 2019
World Association Zoos & Aquariums (@waza)
The tweets from this account are often more interesting than cute, but they also retweet lots of good stuff coming from zoos and aquariums around the world.
— World Association Zoos & Aquariums (@waza) February 4, 2019
If you’re like me, these 5 accounts will be just the beginning. For now, I’m off to write about some incredible animals who occasionally make an appearance on Twitter.