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My Trip To The Zoo (Part 1 of 3)

At the end of August, with my son back at college and my daughter and husband off to a LARP, I decided to treat myself since I would be the one at home taking care of all the critters, etc…  No sleeping in for me!  So the day they left I went to the zoo.

I love the zoo.  And this trip there would be no one moaning and groaning if I decided to sit for half an hour just watching the elephants. Unfortunately, with it being the end of the summer, everyone and his brother was there.  It was a bit of a smoosh.  But I had a good time anyway just doing my thing.  And I took lots of pictures.  Even though I’m doing 3 posts, you still won’t be seeing all the pictures I took! 😀

African Lion surveying his domain.

African Lion surveying his domain.  I was lucky to get his face.  The lions were all lying down enjoying the sunshine.

Grant's Zebras enjoying the day.

Grant’s Zebras enjoying the day.

Grant's Zebras and Masai Giraffes up at the feeding area.

Later, the Grant’s Zebras joined the Masai Giraffes up at the feeding area.

Dama Gazelles, Springboks, and an Ostrich

Dama Gazelles, Springboks, and an Ostrich.

On my second trip past (I wanted to see the elephants again before I left) I was able to get a close-up of this guy.

On my second trip past (I wanted to see the elephants again before I left), I was able to get a close-up of this guy.

The Cheetah enclosure revamped. Hallelujah! They have room to run!

The Cheetah enclosure revamped. It goes past me on a curve to the right.  Hallelujah! They have room to run!

So cute!

So cute!

Male Western Lowland Gorilla. The females were scattered around sleeping. It was getting hot out there!

Male Western Lowland Gorilla. The females were scattered around sleeping. It was getting hot out there!

Eastern Grey Kangaroo. By the time I got here, everyone was snoozing and the yard was closed. Oh, well.

Eastern Grey Kangaroo. By the time I got here, everyone was snoozing and the yard was closed. Oh, well.

Yellow-footed Tortoise. This guy saw me taking pictures and came over to check me out. You can see my hand in the reflection.

Yellow-footed Tortoise. This guy saw me taking pictures and came over to check me out. You can see my hand and NEW camera in the reflection.

Black Rhinoceros. This guy is very tough to get a picture of. He likes to stay in the back most of the day. I was able to get this picture because it was going on closing time.

Black Rhinoceros. This guy is very tough to get a picture of. He likes to stay in the back most of the day. I was able to get this picture because it was going on closing time.

Of course, I have to get a picture of the Flamingos! So pretty. And noisy!

Of course, I have to get a picture of the Flamingos! So pretty. And noisy!  And check out the flamingo second from right.  It looks like he’s cleaning his feet!

Oh, I wanted SOOOOO bad to be bad and hang over the fence to get this feather. I was seriously, seriously tempted. Sigh.

Oh, I wanted SOOOOO bad to be bad and hang over the fence to get this feather. I was seriously, seriously tempted. Sigh.

I will leave you with this picture of a sleeping kitty, a Snow Leopard.

I will leave you today with this picture of a sleeping kitty, a Snow Leopard.

 

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