Pets & Animals

'We are not equipped for this': Tamron, Willie face off against animals

It's not every day you see a 20-pound rabbit, but luckily Friday was such a day, thanks to animal expert Jeff Musial.

Musial stopped by Studio 1A to show off a few friends from the animal kingdom, and one even decided to show Tamron and Willie who's boss. 


First up was a 7-month-old sloth, who Musial confirmed to be just as lazy as the public assumes sloths to be.

"They're one of the slowest moving animals,” he said, adding that moths will frequently breed in sloths' fur because they move so slowly. He also noted that sloths only go to the bathroom once every two weeks, as it often takes them that long to climb down from a tree.

“So really, it’s that he’s too lazy to go to the bathroom,” Willie concluded.


Mya the kinkajou spent her camera time chowing down on berries, often leaning her head back to ensure she didn’t lose a drop of juice.

Musial explained that kinkajous are extremely helpful to the rainforest habitats where they live, as their excrement contains seeds from the fruits they eat.

“Kinkajou makes a kinkapoo and the rain forest grows,” Musial joked.

In honor of the Easter holiday, Musial also brought out Lola, a 20-pound Flemish rabbit, the largest rabbit breed in the world.


So what does a rabbit eat, exactly, to reach 20 pounds?

“Dodge Neons, stop signs, glass bottles,” Musial joked.

Things became interesting when Musial brought out a Eurasian eagle owl, who immediately let everyone know she didn’t want to be there by squawking before coming out of her cage.


The giant eagle owl is found everywhere in the world except for the United States, and is even believed to have carried away small children with its 6-foot wingspan. This particular one decided to show what it was capable of by flapping its wings for Willie and Tamron.


“We are not equipped for this,” Tamron said after running off the set.

“Wow, that is a big wingspan,” Willie said after darting away from the bird. “We’re going to respect her personal space.”