I went to the Jungle Cat World recently, a small zoo showcasing the ferocious big cats of the wild. The ones who can devour us in 2 bites if given half the chance. This zoo is located in Orono, Ontario and its definitely a must-see, mainly for its feeding program, which puts you up close with these majestic animals.
But a bigger lesson I took away from my visit there is the answer to why we humans are at the top of the food chain. Why we can turn these dangerous beasts into purring kittens in our hands. Why are we at the top even though we aren’t the strongest, most powerful, nor the most fastest or bravest of creatures?
This is because of our capability to create and use complex systems of oral, written, numerical and non-verbal communications. Due to our ability to communicate with each other and other animals, due to our ability to process this, due to our ability to understand and act based on info communicated to us- we have not only built a more superior intelligence, but also to bend the world to our collective will and to create societies, art and culture.
Not bad for a species that’s existed for only 100,000 years in its present form.
This will be my last post for 2018, hence I’m a in a reflective mood. What insights have you had this year? Please share below.
My first post in January 2019 will be about my trip to Beautiful Montreal, aka the city that is also as cold as Hoth. Just joking. 😂😂😂
ALSO In 2019:
Wonder Walk: pre-sale campaign for my book will be on PubLaunch starting Mid-January 2019!!!
Release date in Spring 2019. Final date tba