Jeombagee and his photo collection

5 02 2010

Jeombagee. You know Jeombagee right?

No? Thats terrible.

This is Jeombagee

Snow Leopard

He is our little Leopard / Cheetah that we travel with. Our students have got attached to him, so we travel with him, take photo’s and use them in class as part of activities.

He was so popular we ended up having to acquire extra backup Jeombagee’s.

What does the name Jeombagee mean? Its a Korean word, meaning “spot”, as in spots on an animal. He was thusly named by a group of elementary students at a camp we taught at, and has been famous in schools in Taebaek ever since.

I’ve got a few pics queued up for posting on flickr from all over the place. He’s visited Korea, China, Japan, Fiji, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Turkey, Taiwan and probably a few others I can’t think of right now.

Check my flickr page out for more pics. I’ll try to post a new one every day or so.

Hungry Jeombagee
Jeombagee and the Kangaroo Pizza
Inflight Jeombagee
Jeombagee in the sun
Kitty Kong and Jeombagee

He is starting to show his age. Not bad for a BOGOF (Buy one get one free) special at our local Home Plus supermarket.