October 3rd, 2013
If I have limited time or stamina or whathaveyou when I go to the zoo the one place I absolutely go is Tropical Discovery (basically, the reptile house).
My primary goal being the capybaras where a moment like this,
either Violet or Rosie petting Gabriela with her foot, can happen.
There are a lot of other interesting inhabitants too.
Some days the Vampire Bats get bowls of blood from a local slaughterhouse, so they crawl on the ground to get those.
The Matamata turtle always opens its mouth wide before it surfaces for air.
And the Bushmaster lives with poison frogs, but doesn’t know they’re not poisonous in captivity, so they get along fine anyway.
September 18th, 2013
A squirrel found a bonanza in the form of someone’s dropped granola bar.
I’ve finally been less lazy about getting out my macro lens for Tropical Discovery where it’s really useful.
Domo ate America’s greatest living hero.
September 9th, 2013
Despite the extra layer of wall, Mahali (left) still attempts to attack his elderly father, Bertie.
It was International Vulture Awareness Day and I learned the names of all 9 of the Zoo’s vultures including the Lappet Faced Vultures, Trigger and Nutsy.
Champion had a rest with Foxy and a third coyote.
I’m not sure what these are, but they almost seem familiar.
September 2nd, 2013
The last Wildlife Show of the season happened.
The last Meet the Animal Stars of the season.
Cinny (the Cinereous Vulture) was out sunning.
Misha was playing around
I got to see the new baby Duiker, finally.
It was a good day at the zoo.