A Converstation With National Geographic

Me with Garibaldi Rous

Me with Garibaldi Rous

The following is my latest exchange with National Geographic Magazine concerning their article on Wild Pets. The first part of this exchange can be found in my post Why I Hate National Geographic Magazine. The first quoted text is an email I received from them in response to the email I sent. The second quoted text is my response.

Why I Hate National Geographic Magazine

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I remember how excited I was when National Geographic Magazine contacted me about including Garibaldi Rous in their upcoming article on exotic pets. I could hardly imagine the great effect this would have on capybara awareness worldwide. And I would get a National Geographic quality photo of Gari!

Even so, I wasn’t so excited that I forgot that the media has its own agenda and twists things to meet its own purposes. I asked specifically what the focus of the article was going to be and said that I did not want to be part of an article that was just a smear against owners of exotic pets. I was told that the article would be about the animal-human bond but focusing on exotic animals. Great! I’m in. Continue reading “Why I Hate National Geographic Magazine” »

Jack and Jill and Garibaldi

Is this my good side?

Guess what? I was recently in a magazine for kids called Jack and Jill! Melly wrote the article and it is all about what it is like to live with me, your typical house-capybara. Melly makes it sound like I am really demanding as a pet, which, of course, I am. But did she have to tell the whole world? Still, it’s a big step for me as Capybara Ambassador (in training)! Please read the article and let me know what you think. It is called A Day in the Life of Garibaldi Rous.

Rodent Reader (Quarterly)

 

Gari, the Rodent Reader

Guess what? I’m in a magazine! It’s called the Rodent Reader Quarterly and it’s all about rodents!

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