Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Zoo Pictures

Poor tired bear. Don't you feel sorry for him?

This beautiful African Elepant is an elderly female whose left tusk just fell out one day. The keepers say she has not suffered any ill effects and they have no explanation for the loss.

Colobus Monkey

How are Flamingos like Whales? Both flamingos and baleen whales are filter feeders. Flamingos use their tongue to pump water into their math, then squirt it out past rows of spines and ridges. This filter traps the food inside their bill.

This flamingo was building her mud nest to prepare to lay her eggs. It's a very laborious process!

Beautiful Jaguar.

It was such a great week at the zoo and I look forward to returning soon!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Moonlight Paddle

Kevin and I decided we needed to break our date night routine of the bookstore and decided we would wait for a full moon to go for a special lake paddle date. Tonight was the full moon: Lake Williams past Turnbull Wildlife Refuge.

and just at sunset. . . stunning.