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Monday, September 5, 2011

San Diego Zoo - Saturday, Sept 3, 2011

Here are a few more images from the morning of Saturday, September 3rd, at the San Diego Zoo.

These crested screamers hang out with the flamingos.

There was only this one mandrill out when I walked past on my down to the Tiger Trail.

There was not much going on at the tigers, so after a while I moved on down the trail to the hippos - where there was even less going on. Little Adhama and his mother Funani were napping right up against the glass. This is actually a really tough spot to get a decent photo because of all the reflections on the glass. Between having way too long of a lens on the camera, and all of the people, this was about the best I could do.

The Allen's Swamp Monkeys have been great lately. They have some wonderful facial expressions. I have no idea what they might mean - but the last time I saw that look on a person it was not a good thing.

I spent some time at the California Mountain Lion cage. They were fun to watch, but it's kind of sad to see them in such a small box. I guess I could just take a walk around some of the neighborhoods near me that are closer to the foothills, there are several of these wandering around locally. There are two mountain lions in the exhibit. This one was hanging out in the cave while while the other was being hand fed some raw meat by the keeper (see the previous post). Eventually this one got up, did a big stretch, then wandered back and forth around the exhibit for a while. She really is a beautiful cat.

It was really crowded over at the orangutans, but I did manage to get a couple of shots though the not-very-clean glass.

Click here to see a few more images from the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. This orangutan is acting like a mime. Haha. Pulling on a invisible rope. Great shot!


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