Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesdays Around Town - Como Park Zoo

Sunday was the perfect day to visit Como Park Zoo: not too hot, not too cold, and no rain while we were there. Mom, C and I went to see the new polar bear exhibit that opened June 3rd. But it seemed far too long since we had seen the rest of the animals, so we took a leisurely walk around. The bison appeared to be molting.
The polar bears are brothers: Buzz and Neil. One was asleep and one was awake...not sure which is which. This one was pacing back and forth. We had a closer view of him from inside the new exhibit building.

The other brother was napping. Cute........but huge!

His head was right next to a window [below] where we were able to get THIS close!

There was a brief training show, during which the zoo attendant fed one polar bear sticks of lard and demonstrated how he opens his mouth or raises his paw to make exams easier.

Caribbean and Chilean flamingoes (and a duck)

Beautiful lioness. The male lion was inside putting on a show by pacing and rubbing his head up against the glass, to the delight of children and adults.

Pair of giraffes.

Two by two: black crowned cranes leading Grants zebras toward us.

Three lesser kudus, resting

One of a pair of ostriches

Western lowland gorilla

Spider monkey

Geoffrey's tamarin above and emperor tamarin below: full-sized mustache on a miniature primate

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