IRL: Halo at the Zoo (1)

Possibly the nerdiest series of posts I will do. I’ve always had a fascination with the animal named vehicles in Halo and when I spotted that my local Zoo had warthogs and mongeese in the same paddock I couldn’t help but smile and then I had the idea to do a series of posts taking pictures of the animals and sharing some details about them. I will be posting in order of appearance in Halo media starting with Combat Evolved and whether they are present in the zoo.

Bumblebee

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Bumblebees are members of the bee family with large furry bodies. They are distributed across the whole of the Northern Hemisphere and South America. There is a known controversy in which it was purported that the flight of bumblebees was a technical impossibility, though it has since been proven otherwise. Bumblebees are important pollinators so their recent decline is a cause for concern.

Class-3 Enclosed Heavy Lifeboat

The Bumblebee is the standard escape pod aboard UNSC vessels. The craft can carry eight personnel as well as a pilot who guides the vehicle
and controls the landing. Master Chief took an escape pod from the Pillar of Autumn to crash land on Alpha Halo, no other crew survived.

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