We started with Tiger, Tiger, burning bright--a not too distant cousin of our cat, Gray.
Peacocks were prancing and cawing throughout the zoo. Here are two males, showing their feathers.
I love giraffes--the way they chew, their graceful, loping stroll and their stance on those stilt-like legs. Here is a photo of the youngest one and then the youngest with his/her "parents"?
What brought me out today, was thinking about the aviary and how much I love to watch birds. Here are two of several we saw.
When our son was a baby, a toddler and youngster, going to the Zoo was one of our regular outings. Once, getting too close to the pond, he fell in. But, most of the time, it was a shady spot to rest, feed the ducks and watch the nimble flamingos. Here is the pond and a mated pair taking a nap. Needless to say, we rested, too!
We took the bamboo-lined path to the South American exhibit and saw this resting llama and jaguar. I especially like the light and texture in the llama photo. The jaguar, before she rested (she is one of two sisters), made incredible low-toned barks--we don't know why. And then she just "hung out."