Cross Eyed Opossum
January 13, 2011 by staff
Cross Eyed Opossum, (AP) – Heidi, opossum squint, is the last creature to rocket from pages before Germany international recognition, capturing the imagination of the world with her bright eyes and black turned his nose pink sharp.
Since the first pictures were published in December, the marsupial Leipzig Zoo has attracted more fans on Facebook that Chancellor Angela Merkel. On Wednesday, more than 111,000 fans from as far away as Bangkok and Montreal and clear across Europe have been crying “so cute!” And “sweet.”
Experts say that, as Knut, Berlin famous fluffy white polar bear cub who was abandoned by his mother, and Paul, the octopus who correctly predicted the end result of all of Germany from 2010 games of the World Cup and the Spain’s victory in the final, the hype surrounding Heidi is powered by a weak man stuffed in search of critters and the ability of modern mass media to propagate images across the world instantly.
Bangkok resident Julie Vichitthanarurk Queen said she heard about Heidi on the local radio station on the way to work, and ran home to find an image on the Internet and become a “fan” on Facebook.
“Immediately when I saw his picture, I feel in love with her!” the 40-year-old told The Associated Press in a Facebook message. “There’s just something so sweet about it that melted my heart.”
It is exactly this sentiment that humans are looking for, what makes these “cute” pictures of animals so popular.
“It triggers a reaction from our subconscious when we see these creatures that make us think of the children,” said Peter Walschburger, a biological psychologist at the Free University of Berlin.
“Animals are so innocent – in a way that we’re not,” said Steffen Damm media specialist. “They remind us of our lost links with nature.”
Although the zoo in Leipzig said he was not actively engaging in the marketing right now, attention will undoubtedly stimulate intake, and therefore revenue.
The Berlin Zoo reported a 27 percent jump in 2007, the first year of polar bear cub Knut, whose image as a ball of cotton-puff of fuzz playful bear captured hearts around the world. This included U.S. photographer Annie Liebowitz famous, who broke a matter of the environment of Vanity Fair. The close attention? 6.8 million (10.7 million and $) in revenues.
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