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Rainy Day at the Zoo

The damp day didn’t bother the zoo inhabitants. They were all out in fine form, enjoying the coolth of what is normally a brutally hot August day.

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The lioness sprawled atop her favorite rock in her abode. That sneer is for the other lioness, who isn’t cozily sprawled on a rock.

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The eagles were perched where they could peer over their enclosure into the black bears. (Sorry for the blur – it looked fine in the small camera screen.) The eagles were Very Interested in bear antics. They watched for a long time.

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The black bears were just wandering around, sniffing at weeds.

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They were shedding, but didn’t seem to care as much today as last week, when they spent a lot of time rubbing on trunks. It makes for interesting patterns, though, doesn’t it?

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The grizzlies, though, were restless.

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“Hey, George, wanna play? ”

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“Come on, George, you know you wanna play!”

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“See?  Just follow me, George!”

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“Heh heh heh – I got George to follow me so I can circle back and get the good spot right where the Keepers will bring the food!”

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One of my favorite koi came up to show off.

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The komo dragon wants freedom.

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Gertie’s flock mate, Brune, accompanied me to the exit, but not beyond. She knows the zoo is a grand place to be.

And as a bonus, for those who want to collect all the Mold-a-matics, here’s a list of their locations:

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Babies!

The flamingo eggs hatched!  IMG_6027

I missed it, of course, but the nesting flamingos are no longer nesting.

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I’m not sure at this point how many eggs successfully hatched, but there were at least 4 eggs.

Also, the Sumatran Tiger had 3 cubs on July 13. Everyone was so excited about the tiger cubs that the flamingo hatching went unnoticed by patrons.

The peahens spread the news, though,

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Gertie and her girls are just such gossips.  There’s not a thing that happens at the zoo that they don’t know and talk about!