Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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More pictures!

Wow, our paid account just expired. I didn't know that could happen. I mean, I was sort of aware of it, but it hasn't happened in so long. So we just upgraded again. Tadah!

I don't know what to write about today. Maybe I should post more zoo pictures...since it will be a while before we get anymore. We really need to see about getting our camera fixed.

These are from back in, like, March.

When we last left our zoo photo essay, we were in the tropical rainforest aviary. I think I mentioned the building where they had it heated and humidified to real tropical rainforest conditions. Well, when we were in there, looking at all the cool fish and frogs, one of the docents pointed and said, "Oh, and we have a sloth." So we looked up, and whoa! There was a sloth right above our heads!
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Okay, it was actually pretty high above our heads (we love our camera's zoom feature), but it was still in the same room, with no fences or anything!

Outside the building, they had a giant hyacinth macaw. Not that it was particularly giant for a hyacinth macaw, just to say that they're pretty giant for a parrot. Unfortunately, I didn't have the foresight to get anyone to pose in the pictures and provide perspective. But take our word for it--it's big.
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Here's a monkey. Or a gibbon. We don't remember. But it was standing right there by the fence like it wanted to be in a picture, even if it did look a little grumpy. But I think it will always look grumpy.
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I took a picture of the under-construction otter enclosure.
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There's otters in it now.

Logan with one of his maiden aunts, feeding a giraffe.
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Their tongues are black!

Not all the wildlife is in cages!
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Sarah thinks they move this...what is it, a bulldozer? Dump truck? I don't know, one of those construction vehicles. Sarah thinks they put it wherever stuff is under construction, as a way to get kids to remember the place for when the exhibit is finished. I don't know where it is now that the otter exhibit is done.
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Too cute!
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I tried like a million times to get a decent picture of this tiger, but it kept staying on the far side of the enclosure. If I remember correctly, this was the new girl tiger, so she was probably trying to stay as far away from the unfamiliar tourists as she could, and pacing because she was agitated.
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It was a cool day, so the orangutans had blankets.
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But the babies still loved climbing on the fence!
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I was so excited when the Andean condor came down to show us it's impressive wingspan!
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And again, disappointed in myself for not telling someone to stand in the picture for comparison.

A mood piece.
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Athena reminds me this bird is called a rhinoceros hornbill. I really just wanted the picture for the shape of the beak anyway, so a silhouette is perfect.

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And those are all the pictures...well, not all the pictures, but all the ones I'm going to upload from our trip to the zoo with Dad. I still have a bunch from the time we went after that, but they'll have to wait, because we have plans in about ten minutes.

Today I'm thankful for opportunities to upload more pictures, getting all our work done today, the prospect of a slightly less packed day on Monday, Page helping us get our paperwork taken care of earlier, and getting stuff in the mail before it was too late.
Tags: pictures, zoo

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