Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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Tropical rainforest!

Today is another day of not knowing what to post about, so I have more zoo pictures!

First, there's this kangaroo.
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You know, even after everything they said on Polar Bear Cafe, I'm still not exactly sure how to tell a llama from an alpaca.

This goat just kept following me around. I think it's a goat, but its head came about to my shoulder.
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I forgot what this thing is called. For now, I call it the thing that looks like a warthog but isn't.
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Pretty cute, anyhow.

I also do not know what this bird is called, but it's purdy.
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They're why we insisted on coming back to this aviary. When we went before, we had forgotten that spoonbills make up Mama Odie's choir in The Princess and the Frog. Then we watched Disney on Ice with the super awesome spoonbill costumes, and we had to go look at the real ones again.

And some scarlet ibises.
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Some more birds I don't know the names of, but the black and white one is really cool-looking.
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I was trying to take a picture of some other bird, when suddenly! a bunch of spoonbills flew over my head! I moved the camera as fast as I could, and this is the picture I got.
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Right, this is what I was trying to get a picture of. It wasn't a bird at all--it was a porcupine!
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We think this is the kind of parrot Gaston's parents have that Gaston really hates.
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This little guy was having some kind of a really heated argument with the giant blue macaws...which I didn't photograph. But anyway, the argument is what got the spoonbills in the air. Not sure if they were flying toward it to watch or away from it.

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This is the only picture I managed to get of this guy.
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I think I have a habit of wanting to photograph anything that looks like it's trying to hide.

It's bill is blue!
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I think this one's called a sun bittern. There was a picture of it with its wings and tail spread out on the aviary guide, and apparently there's a really cool pattern hidden on that bird.
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I believe this was one of my attempts to get an Inca tern to fly (and photograph it) by poking one.
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And finally (for now), I had to get a picture of Michael and Pierre.
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Those may or may not be their real names, but they are the names of two of the macaws in the Tiki Room.

Today I'm thankful for finishing work just a little bit early today, having a good time helping people index names at the activity last night, the cool aviaries they have at the zoo, mini Heath bars at the Family History Library, and not having to work tomorrow.
Tags: pictures, zoo

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