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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Turtles and Tigers (and Some Other Animals Too) - San Diego Zoo

Partway down the Tiger Trail at the San Diego Zoo is a little grotto-like area that is home to several types of aquatic turtles and the Johnston's Crocodiles. 

The smaller turtle was climbing around on the back of the larger one. Very shortly after I took this next shot the little one slipped and wound up doing a back-flip into the water. He landed pretty much upside down, but then swam off as if nothing had happened.

The little Johnston's Crocodile didn't seem to even notice.

I got to the Malayan Tigers about 15 minutes before the scheduled time for the keeper talk.

The beasties perked up when they heard Rochelle start talking, knowing that might well mean some chunks of fresh beef heart were coming.

You can just see a chunk of the meat flying towards the tiger, look on the very left side of the frame.

I spent some time in the Hummingbird House too - here are the sunbitterns. They were busy building a nest.

This peacock was hanging out under a big tree across from the Flamingo pool.

The Malayan Tapir can do some cool facial expressions.

Click here to more images from this morning, Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the San Diego Zoo.

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