Here are some of my favorites from today:
I started the day by visiting my frogs. 🙂
This Grizzly Bear stretched while napping, and we all thought he was going to roll off the edge! (He didn’t.)
The Prairie Dogs were having a pumpkin party for all the peacocks. 😉
This Bengal Tiger Looks like Pancake when he’s having a solid nap…
I got several great shots of the Amur Tiger family that lives at the zoo. This is the mother of the family; she has two male cubs that live in the exhibit. Fun fact: When the Amur tigers are inside, the hyenas are outside and vice versa! They use the same exhibit spaces for both and just swap them out periodically. The mixed scents provide enrichment for both groups.
The Jaguar was startled from her nap and looked straight at me. Lovely!
This Red-Tailed Hawk was the only creature left outside in the main family farm zone of cages. He (she?) seemed so despondent. I was several feet away from the cage, using my telephoto to blur the cage out for this shot. Despite the distance, it still scared the beejeezus out of me when the hawk, after hearing me click this photo, flew straight at me, claws extended. He landed on the cage and looked at me curiously. We had a little chat. I think (s)he was just lonely.
Where’s mah coffay?!? 🙂
You can view the rest of the pictures in the gallery: MilwaukeeZoo-2010-11. (I got the best shots of any trip I’ve done so far, so it’s really worth the look!)