December 12, 2010

Floating Babies!

Have you ever heard of a water plant called the Victoria Amazonica? It grows HUGE lily pads. These pads are so big, you could set a baby on top of them, and the lily will support the infant!
"Mom? Dad? Anyone?"
A Dutch zoo uses these giant lily pads for tourist photos. The key is that the baby has to weigh less than 33 pounds…otherwise, it will go THROUGH the pad. (Luckily, lifeguards are on duty!)
Picture by Reuters
story from Robert Basler.

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