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  1. Crowthorne

    Crowthorne Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine is a colour-tinted Magic Lantern glass slide of the last Quagga at London Zoo in the 1880s. I've had it as my avatar for so long now, I can't remember where I found it (Google probably...)
     
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  2. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    My avatar is currently a Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) which I photographed at Taronga Zoo.

    I have also had a few other avatars in the past; a Whistling Kite from Australia Zoo, a Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo from Currumbin and a Pied Currawong I photographed in my backyard.
     
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  3. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    My avatar is pretty self explanatory in that I’m a Millennial lad. I considered changing my username to this; but everyone already knew me as @Zoofan15, so I made this avatar instead.

    I’m proud of how the ‘L’ at the end of Millennial links to the ‘L’ at the start of Lad: MILLENNIAL LAD; I’m not proud of how I left out an ‘N’ in Millennial. I will correct this one day...
     
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  4. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    While I obviously do not know your age, I've always assumed you're on the younger side like me. If so and you were born after 1996, I'm afraid you're the Gen Z lad ;)

    ~Thylo
     
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  5. SivatheriumGuy

    SivatheriumGuy Well-Known Member

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    Mine is one of the Grevy's zebras from Cabarceno.
     
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  6. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    I’d always assumed that Millennial ran up until 2000-2005; but while some sources support this, the majority define 1996/1997 as the last year of the Millennial cohort. Either way, I just make it. :cool:
     
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  7. AmbikaFan

    AmbikaFan Well-Known Member

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    And we know how important that is to you! The X of Gen X doesn't elide with the L of Lad the way Millenial does.:)
     
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  8. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, plus Gen X and Gen Z are seriously uninspired names. I’m glad Gen Y got relabelled as Millennials. The current generation (Gen Alpha) is a top name. :cool:;)
     
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  9. AmbikaFan

    AmbikaFan Well-Known Member

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    Well there is the alliteration of the Baby Boomers, along with a bit more to visualize.;)
     
  10. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    OK Boomer.
     
  11. AmbikaFan

    AmbikaFan Well-Known Member

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    Lol. I look the least possible bit like someone with that name.
     
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  12. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    Just change my profile picture to an aardvark that I draw. Thought it suit my username better.
     
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  13. MonkeyBat

    MonkeyBat Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if anyone cares, but mines a river otter that was sleeping on top of the otter slide at Zoo Miami (Did it look weird that my non-child self was inside? Perhaps. there basically was no-one there and I was with my brother. Was it worth it? Indubitably
     
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  14. LowlandGorilla4

    LowlandGorilla4 Well-Known Member

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    Mine is an eastern Lowland Gorilla, my favorite species of ape. You can tell because it lacks the red fore-head marking.
     
  15. Jess_Greenwood

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    Mine is Tara and Pavan; the snow leopard couple involved in my sociality research. :)
     
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  16. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    I've updated my profile picture to a closeup of a Palm Cockatoo from a Siamese Crocodile. This picture was taken at the San Diego Zoo, and back in 2017 I had taken a picture of another Palm Cockatoo in Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in which it was also a really zoomed up picture of the cockatoo's face. In that picture, the mesh fencing had gotten in the way of the picture and I liked the effect of it, but in this one, the fencing was more blurred and the bird is more of the focus. So I kind of like to think that this is the "glorified" version of the other picture.
     
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  17. grevy's zebra

    grevy's zebra Well-Known Member

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    It looks more like an otter. I live in Maryland and have seen otters, so I'd know one
     
  18. grevy's zebra

    grevy's zebra Well-Known Member

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    Also, mine is a stock photo of a Grevy's Zebra, my favorite animal.
     
  19. HungarianBison

    HungarianBison Well-Known Member

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    Mine is an old photo about European bisons in Budapest Zoo.
     
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  20. Shorts

    Shorts Well-Known Member

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    Nothing whatsoever to do with the thread but couldn't you find a better place to take a selfie than a toilet? :D What's wrong with you kids? :eek: