So, what better thing is there to do on a spring Thursday than take the day off work and go to the zoo with the children? Why, there's a simple answer to that: take the day off work and take one child to the zoo and avoid all the drama that arrives with multiple children. Whoot!
For this trip I did not bring my "good" dslr camera with me; I didn't want the hassle of carrying it around, so I stuck with my phone. There were some cases where I would have definitely preferred the camera, but I was happy not carrying it around.
Lookit this colony of fruit bats. Seriously, fruit bats are one of the most impressive creatures to exist on earth, right along with kangaroos, penguins, and river otters. These four are my absolute all time favourite zoo animals.
The next Really Cool animal we came across was this seemingly decapitated peacock. I really don't know how he was able to move about; being the male of his species, perhaps his brain wasn't in his head at all.
Ooooh... I just took a crappily framed picture. Here's his head, with brain within. At least the back of his head. This was one long bird.
These kangaroos had absolutely the right idea. I'd nap out in the sun all day if I could, too.
We found a wild mallard
and apparently some 70's dude's front yard.
"Nope, nothing to see here! You're in the wrong place! Go away!" Try as he might to frighten us off, he still can't fly.
You know, I like rhino's, too. Rhinocerous's are pretty cool, and they're apparently much like really big dogs. Dogs are cool too. My dog would be cool if she had a big horn sticking out of her head to gouge people with. Felines beware!
Yep, it's a giraffe.
By the time I got to this hippo I was already realising that I was missing my camera. Zoom functions on a phone are still in their infancy, quite frankly; there's only so much that can be done when the lens cannot really move.
And then there was this. Oh yes. This animal won the day.
I always have mixed feelings at a zoo; I feel for the animals and their limited-space enclosures, but I also understand that one of the largest functions of a zoo is not to display the animals, but one of conservation and ensuring the animals do not go extinct. My cats have a lot more freedom than some of these animals do. Maybe one day they won't be poached and hunted to extinction.
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