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A visit to The Zoo with [profile] thefoxaroo

Zebra



Zebra

Zebra and Giraffe

Giraffe

Eland

Eland

Eland

Happy Happy Hippos

Happy Happy Hippos

White Rhino. Last week the female calved, bringing the total white rhino population in Dubbo to 4. The Zoo has 3 species of rhino in the breeding program, and export the black rhinos to Africa. The black rhino exhibit was being re-built and we couldn't get in.

White Rhino

White Rhino

Asian one-horned rhino - critically endangered species.

One-Horned Rhino

One-Horned Rhino

Asian small-clawed otter

Asian Small-Clawed Otter

Otter cub, about 1 month old.
Asian Small-Clawed Otter


Asian Small-Clawed Otter

Cheetahs in the shade

Asian Elepant dirt bath

Bongo, from central Africa

Bongo

Lions relaxing

Lion cubs watch the human in the cage. (She is their keeper and is checking on their health from inside the cage.)

Cubs and keeper

Simang apes brachiating.

Simang Apes brachiating.

Simang Apes brachiating.

Galapagos tortoise. These animals have produced 3 babies over the last 2 years. Which is nice. The little tortoise are in their own enclosure with lots of cover to hide under, which they do. So no photos.

Galapogas Tortoise

Galapogas Tortoise

The Zoo is a safe refuge for native birds to nest in. They grow used to people and come close. These photos were not taken in the aviary.

Superb blue wren - male in his mating colours.

Male blue wren in breeding colours

Male blue wren in breeding colours

Apostle bird

Apostle Bird

Black swan.

Black Swan

And a skink.

Skink


More photos here, which you can embiggen.

Date: 21 Jan 2016 02:25 (UTC)
frith: Yellow & pink cartoon pony with her hoof over her mouth (FIM Fluttershy full body)
From: [personal profile] frith
Fat zeebs. ^_^ So many cape elands. Some trainer or other was amazed that our elands aren't aggressive. I used to go into the enclosure with our pair years back when they were in my section. They like getting scratched, but they also like to bump you with their horns when you back is turned. Cheeky. I got licked by a bongo once.

Date: 21 Jan 2016 11:39 (UTC)
frith: Yellow cartoon pony with pink mane, blue eyes (FIM Fluttershy head)
From: [personal profile] frith
That's hilarious! The 1.1.0 P horses that were in my section (there was a redistribution of work load in December) are keen for me to scratch them and I can go in with any time. They kick each other, they never kick me. The surplus P horse hasn't had that hands-on care and he might not lose the desire to be boss.

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