Sunday, November 06, 2022

Frontierland Ungulates, 1950s

Everybody loves ungulates! Kids, grandparents, bankers, teachers, firemen, tightrope walkers, and even the criminally insane. 

Ungulata... primarily consists of large mammals with hooves. These include odd-toed ungulates such as horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs; and even-toed ungulates such as cattle, pigs, giraffes, camels, sheep, deer, and hippopotamuses.

Over there, perilously close to the Friendly Indian Village, an elk and her elkling forage for Slim Jims and Corn Nuts.

Yes, of course Meese are ungulates. But I was surprised to fine out that cetaceans such as whales, dolphins, and porpoises are also classified as even-toed ungulates, although they do not have hooves. See what you learn on GDB?

To all my readers (all 12 of you): Starting today I will be away from home until Wednesday evening. I will likely have little to no time to check in or respond to comments. There will be new posts for you every day, though, so I hope you will continue to stop by. I'll be back with you for sure on Thursday!


JB said...

First pic: I'm not sure, but I think those elk and elklings are moose and mooselings.

Second pic: Ah. These are the elk and elklings. No matter, we can sort them out.
What is making the ripples in the water to the right of that white Disnesite rock? I think it's baby Nessie!

Weird that whales and other cetaceans are also ungulates. When I hear the word 'ungulate', I think of gelatinous masses, like the Blob.

Thanks for the ungulates, Major.

walterworld said...

Hope you have a grand time away Major. TROA/TSI was always a great moose habitat…

TokyoMagic! said...

In the first pic, are those ungulates riding in a boat?

Major, I'm going to assume that you have gone in search of......more ungulates. Or at least, more photos of ungulates. Good luck. Have fun. Be safe. And we'll "see" you on Thursday.

JG said...

Ungulate… ungulate… ungulates…. That’s a sort of good “woody” word, in the Monty Python sense. IYKYK.

These River tableaux, whether of ungulates, or other higher mammalia, were never convincing to me, not like the more animated bears or beavers or hippos etc. in Nature’s Wonderland or Jungle Cruise, which might fool you if you saw them first in the corner of your eye. Still, they have a sort of inanimate charm, as if the imagineers said “here, this is mostly correct and all we have time for, you have to accept it and fill in the blanks yourself”. The 3D equivalent of a quick pencil sketch.

Nice, comforting photos of the old River, now gone forever, even some electric wires for Ken.

Thanks Major, we will check in every day while you’re gone. Have a good time.


Anonymous said...

Baby Nessie—lol!

Regarding yesterday’s prize, I hope it’s one of those giant-sized Disneyland suckers!

Thanks, Major. We’ll miss you.

Sue (#5 reader out of 12)

Anonymous said...

Remember..."Wherever you go...there you are!". Enjoy the time off Major. KS

Melissa said...

The water in the first picture is lovely; you can practically see the ripples moving.

One of my grandfathers was in the Elks lodge, and the other in the Moose lodge, so I always get a kick out of these Elk and Moose posts.

Anonymous said...

"Elk and Moose and Squirrel" (in bad Russian accent)

Melissa, I was in the Elks lodge for a few years long ago.

"To our absent Brothers!"