Ok, I admit it, my favorites are the cats. :) Above is a bobcat on the prowl.
When we came to the cougars one was lounging and the other was wandering sort of out of sight. That is, until my boyfriend got their attention...
The cougars were unimpressed with my meowing. But Murray...he knows how to imitate a jaguar. It turns out that cougars respond to that. (It also turns out that rhinos respond to the jingle of keys because it usually means that their keepers are there with food.) In response to my boyfriend the quiet cat started moving around.
...and while they were playing, other zoo-goers started talking about the sounds they had been making prior to getting active. I didn't bother to point out that it was Murray and myself they'd been hearing.
The sun bear exhibit. I could barely see any bears, but the flowering tree was so pretty that I had to get a shot.
An elephant, seen through bamboo and leaves.Not an ideal way to view the animals, but I got the shot from here instead of a more ideal location because I thought it might make a good photo. And I think I was right.
Not sure what kind of bird this is. But it's pretty.
And I was finally FINALLY able to see the cheetahs. They've always been out of view when I've gone to see them before.
I think they're the most beautiful of the big cats. And they remind me of greyhounds, probably because they're both built for speed.
When you go to the zoo, what are your favorite animals to see?