my birthday at the zoo

April 23, 2009

so this post is a little overdue, as my birthday was the 3rd of march. i flew solo to the oregon zoo and it was great. a lot of the animals i don’t normally see where out and about. normally i start at the great northwest exhibit and work my way down and around, but this time i just sort of wandered aimlessly.

 

visayan-warty-pig

visayan warty pigs

visayan-warty-pig-family

 

sun bear

sun-bear

polar-bears01

conrad goofing with his sister tasul.

polar-bears02

 

bear-poster

 

there are two new wolves that arrived to the zoo from minnesota  in december. the mother is a gorgeous silver color and named cheyanne, and the pup is named yazhi. 

wolf01

wolf02

 

the elk were doing exactly what they always do. sitting there.

elk

 

sheep

thought this was a good promo pic if these sheep were in a baaaand. i’m sorry. 

 

black-bear01

bobcat01

had a great long moment with this bobcat. we just stared at each other for 30 or 40 minutes. children would come up and get right up to him and tap on the glass and he would just look around them straight at me. 

 

bobcat02

 

black-bear02

this bear looks so soft!

 

amur-leopard

 

and i finally went in and fed the lorikeets. this is a lot of fun. it’s only a dollar and at one point i had 4 or 5 of them on me. 

 

lorikeet-feeding

good birthday!

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