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!
Peacocks hanging out with a zebra.
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.
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.