Desk safari: Take a walk on the wild side

00:59, Aug 15 2014
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
John Lennon may have been THE walrus, but John Crowley gets pretty close.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Even with 99% of the same DNA, we will never look as relaxed and carefree as chimps do.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
It's still not kosher to wear leopard print to work, okay?
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Afghan Hounds are always having better hair days than you.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
This otter-attempt nails it, especially those graying whiskers.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Even with all the proof in the world, some people will just never believe in entertainment editors.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
'Capybaras', or 'those giant guinea pig looking things that are so cute omg omg omg', make for an excellent office safari animal, as long as you've got the ginger locks to match.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Sorry haters, hard to hear you over all the FREEDOM.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
If you want to spy on your coworkers without being too obvious, try pretending that you're a meerkat.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Our life and style editor isn't posing for the photo, she's always chipmunk-intense.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Can you feel the side eye? Foxes have no time for office shenanigans.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
'News Panther' was the original line in the Anchorman script, but the joke didn't work. Neither did this one.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
News editors get up at the crack of dawn too, the poor things.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Talk about committing to the photo, even his shirt looks fishy.
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
You 'miring bro?
Office Safari: Newsroom edition
Calm. Serene. In control. Everything a newsroom isn't.

Gaze across the vast, open-plan plains of your office and what do you see?

You probably see a barren expanse of office furniture populated by predatory office managers, timid low-level workers and the occasional sporadic outburst of life which usually results in a call to IT.

It's all rather drab isn't it.

But what if you saw an array of animals of all shapes and sizes?

What if you felt like David Attenborough, discovering and documenting strange new species and creatures?  

Well that's the way you can feel while doing a desk safari.

What's a desk safari, you ask?

Following the lead of Metro Magazine you and your coworkers putting your heads on the bodies of animals - a simple release for your staff after being cooped up in a joyless office all week.

The are a lot of strange animals roaming the Stuff newsroom, click through the gallery above and discover that there's more than just newshounds sniffing around in our office.  

If you think the task is too impawsible, or maybe it might be too hawkward, fear not as no koalafications are needed.

All it takes is a little imagination, some clever perspective positioning with a camera and a willingness to dismiss your Friday afternoon work (as if you're doing any anyway).

But how to get the boss on board?

Well if your workplace is preaching equal terms and no office hierarchy then why not put it to the test by proposing a desk safari.

Everyone from the boss to the interns can get involved (see if you can pick the hierarchy here, you might be surprised).

If you think our effort wasn't much chop, give it a crack this afternoon and share the pandamonium with us.

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