Part 1 of the zoo photos is here, part 2 is here, and part 3 is here.
We're back outside again, and headed to the area of the grisly bear, another area we've never seen before, either walking or on the tram.
The grisly looks really ferocious, at least in the picture.
Sally was sure we would never see a grisly, but I kept looking, regardless. Not here, though.
Whoever was responsible for this set of sculptures
was a fantastic artist. Apparently a LOT of people contributed to this one.
Shooting through glass was a bad idea, especially since it was so dirty.
I immediately spotted the bear
which I had to point our to Sally.
I felt sorry for him because he looked so lonely
We walked on and ran into this fenced in area where
upon closer inspection,
we found the wild turkey, which is apparently an American icon.
Next we stopped to take photos of this poor (I THINK) hedgehog.
Again, a lone animal with no mate and confined behind dirty glass.
Somehow I don't understand how this rattler got mixed in with this display, but there it was in a glassed in area all by itself.
This was our newest "exhibit" at the zoo.
I had to point it out to Sally.
In case you can't tell, it's our national bird, the American Bald Eagle.
Again, only one.
Although quite beautiful, I can't understand why zoos don't get pairs of animals. After all, Noah did!
I apologize, but I have no idea what these animals are.
I tried to get a closer look, but they were behind glass.
One really nice thing was
there were three of them.
Next we crossed a bridge and saw koi and ducks
all fighting for
the fish food
and threw to them.
Even though the sign for food read "for fish only," the ducks were far quicker than the fish.
Next we walked over a large bridge.
It was quite long and near a beautiful stretch of water.
Again, I have no idea what this animal is, but it was under the bridge.
Apparently, that is where it lived.
Now I know why the high (and long) bridge was there.
Apparently buffalo need a large area in which to roam.
They certainly weren't afraid of me, as they came very near where I stood on the high bridge overhead.
That's it for today. Today I went grocery shopping again (seems like I've done that a lot lately), but I have friends coming this weekend, so grocery shopping is the easy part. The hard part is cleaning and sorting and recycling. I don't see much art in my future, but I do see the last of the zoo photos showing up on my blog tomorrow!
Thanks for joining me today. I apologize if I haven't been around, but I still have so much to catch up on, and putting my veggie garden to bed will have to wait, especially since it rained and rained and rained last night and today. Again, your visits mean the world to me.
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