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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tigers at the San Diego Zoo

I made a quick trip to the San Diego Zoo on Saturday morning, mostly just to check out the tigers. When I got to Tiger River at 11:00AM the 2 cubs, Christopher and Conner, were napping at the top of the enclosure, pretty much out of sight. Mom tiger Mek must have been checking her watch, because she showed up a few minutes early at the spot where the keeper generally tosses food during the 11:30AM "Keeper Talk". Here she is watching for a chunk of beef heart that is about to be tossed her way.

The boys stayed up at the top of the hill. After finishing her snack Mom went up to have a chat with one of her sons. I'm not sure what they were discussing, but the little guy seems to have that "yeah, Mom . . . whatever" look on his face.

Shortly after that Mek and the boys went in, and Danai, the other adult female tiger, came out into the enclosure.

I only got a few shots this time, not enough to warrant a separate gallery, so no link to more pictures this time. 

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