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Sunday, August 21, 2011

More Malayan Tigers (and a Mandrill)

I went back to the Zoo on Saturday morning for a few hours, specifically to spend some time with the tigers. It was bright and sunny, not the best for getting good photos, but I'm not going to wait since the cubs will be a lot bigger by the time winter rolls around. Mek, Christopher and Conner were lounging at the top of the hill when I first arrived, taking advantage of cool misters that the keepers recently installed for them. You can still see some of the water droplets on Mek's fur glistening in the sun here.




After about half an hour they decided to wander around for a bit.








Eventually it was time for the keeper to show up and toss them some snacks - in this case chunks of fresh raw meat.




The boys still don't quite seem to get the concept of someone tossing chunks of fresh meat to them, sometimes they just sit there with a clueless look. I'm sure that won't go on too much longer.




After Mek and the little guys went in for the day, their father Paka came out for the afternoon. We heard recently that Paka may be moving to Fresno soon.




On my way back up the Tiger Trail towards the front of the Zoo I stopped for a bit to watch the mandrills. The coloring on these, especially the males, is amazing.




Click here to see more images from the Tiger Trail at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, Aug 20.
    

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