Sunday, June 29, 2008

Guess the Animal #1


Can you guess the identity of this animal, which I photographed at the Sacramento Zoo? Clue: It is famously mentioned in one of the commentaries on the Mishnah. (Note: It is not a sheitel.)

12 comments:

Alice said...

Orangutang?

Alice said...

Sloth? OK, that's my last guess. : )

Anonymous said...

Orangutan, would be by first guest especially with the Mishna hint.

Anonymous said...

Orangutang? Can't think of anything else with that color of coat.

BTW, my daughter met you a few weeks ago, in Israel, and she very much enjoyed listening to you.

Natan Slifkin said...

Orangutan it is!

Nachum said...

Aww. I thought it was Cousin Itt of the Addams Family.

Erachet said...

Cousin It?

JamesEJ said...

Here in Iowa, we have the Great Ape Trust primate center and you can always identify the guys in the ghillie suits.

Ralphie said...

Could someone please explain the mishnah context?

Anonymous said...

Kilaim 8:5, "Adnei Hasadeh"

Mindy Schaper said...

No no no, I still go for the sheitel.

RebbeSoul said...

Cousin It had white hair so I think it's not related to the Adams family at all. Is it an orangutang?