Saturday, September 19, 2009

Animals, Animals

I thought you might enjoy some pictures from our recent trip to the Bronx Zoo.

A lion cub was born this year. She's gotten so big already! On this particular day she was playing "predator and prey" with her mom while dad lounged. (And no, they can't reach those animals in the background. There is a large moat around the lion's rock.)

The zoo has a number of giraffes. This one was kind enough to pose for me.

I love the patterns on the African Wild Dogs!
African Wild Dogs

Peacocks hanging out with a zebra.
Zebra and Peacocks

The Wild Asia monorail was a good choice on this day. Lots of animals were out and about, like this tiger. The zoo's Tiger Mountain exhibit has been closed since an August storm damaged it.

More Wild Asia residents. An elephant and a red panda.

Red Panda

In the Jungle World exhibit, there are two black leopards that remind me so much of our cat Merlin, if he were super-sized. I think this one was anticipating dinner time. It kept looking up at the catwalks above the exhibit.
Black Leopard


Inner Elder said...

Wow! Great pix. Looks better than in person - and I was there!
Love, Mom

Laughing Stars said...

Gorgeous pictures!

lefty33 said...

Doesn't it seem like some form of torture to have a prey animal in sight of the lions? Ah well, apparently it's working out for the zoo.

Lovely pictures! You guys picked the perfect time to be there it looks like!

jugglingpaynes said...

LOL! Don't worry, lefty, the lions are well cared for. Think of it like a cat staring out at the bird feeder! ;o)

~*~The Family~*~ said...

What a fun day! Your pictures are wonderful.

flmom said...

Lions, tigers, leopards, zebras ....... I'm sooooooooooo jealous! Great photos! Our little zoo is getting cheetahs in February and we're very excited. :)

Alison Kerr said...

I love the African wild dogs. I've read about them, but never seen any live. Great pics!

ComfyDenim said...

Love those pictures!!!

Very regal looking cats!!

and God made some really cool critters.

WV - claudgia - claudius' little sister

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