Saturday, July 23, 2016

Jamaa Journal VOL. 177 – Sloths are Here!

Hey Jammers! Wow, it's been really hot where I am as of late. To hot to do anything but lie around... too hot for that, even. Blah. -_-

Red panda Asa of the Smithsonian National Zoo

My not posting for the past couple days is only partially due to the heat, however. I have a summer program that involves going to a lot of places, taking notes, making reports, and all that stuff. It got really busy towards the end of the week, and so I got really tired, which I hope explains my absence from this blog.

However, I got some good news! I recently learned how to put backgrounds behind individual widgets on AJ Stream's sidebars. You can probably see one of my tests to the left of this blog under the widget "Top Commenters". Its current background doesn't fit, but I'll replace it as soon as I have time. It's a step in the right direction toward an easier-to-read layout. :)

And now, time for the belated Jamaa Journal!

The much-beloved sloth is here! I was wondering how their walk animation would look, considering they spend most of their time in the treetops. It looks pretty average for a Jamaa animal, only a little slower. 

The way they sit is so adorable:

In my humble honest opinion, these are the best AJ animals released in 2016. Their design is adorable and original and they seem to look a little more realistic than say, the lynx. 

AJ animals have gone in a less realistic direction lately, and I hope that this sloth is the small, slow step back towards more realism. For example, the AJ lynx cats look next to nothing like actual lynx, which was quite a big disappointment for me, and the rest of Jamaa I think.

Additionally, like all new animals, sloths get a little glitchy when they wear certain items:

Sloth with a single sword item.
Sloth with a skeleton suit.
Let's give a warm welcome to the new sloths of Jamaa!

Hummingbirds have returned to Jamaa, and there's a new outfit set in the Diamond Shop. Nice!

The Jamaalidays in July have come! 

You know another summer party that may show up soon? The Beta Party, that's what! Hopefully this time around they actually release the elusive Beta Panda Banner

Collect your bamboo, straw, stone, gold, and gemstone-crafted things before time is up in a few weeks!

If you want to ruin hide and seek in dens, turn on the play icons whenever you're in a den to see exactly where people are hidden.

Cheetahs have left, but kangaroos are soon to return!

And finally, some fun facts about sloths! 

AJHQ apparently adopted a sloth from a sanctuary in Costa Rica. In terms of animal zoos and sanctuaries, to "adopt" doesn't mean to keep an animal, but to sponsor their care through donations used to purchase food and maintain a beautiful habitat. Isn't that wonderful?

Many sanctuaries actually have options for you to do this yourself! On a smaller scale, of course. The Smithsonian National Zoo has this option called "Adopt a Species" detailed on their website:

For the Smithsonian National Zoo, you can receive cool gifts for donating different amounts. Cool, huh?

In other news, a new themed item set has appeared in Jam Mart Furniture: the cafe set! 

Additionally, here are all the items on clearance I could find today:

That's all for now, Jammers. What can you do to preserve the world's beauty? :)

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