Woodland Park Zoo
I am sharing the zoo we visited in Seattle. The last time we were here was about ten years' ago and I have always wanted to go back, because the first time was a very enjoyable experience. This one was also but shorter as we arrived in the early afternoon, and truth be told we could have come back two days in a row. We had already spent the morning walking around a Japanese Garden and ended our day by visiting the zoo. Our aim was to see as many places as we could in the few days that we had before Gregg had to go back to work.
You can click on each photo to enlarge them for better detail.
We started off at the penguin exhibit. There were other visitors besides humans, which included the Great Blue Heron and the Seagull who had flown in for a spell.
This penguin was obviously enjoying having his photo taken and posed beautifully for someone's camera.
This one was putting on quite a show for the little girl, whose reflection in the glass showed how happy she was at being so close to this cute little performer.
Our next stop was at the reptile house and I liked the two fresco's on the wall of the Kimodo Dragon and the Crocodile.
This was all I could get of the crocodile as my 'live' shots were terrible.
Apparently we were moving pretty fast through the reptile house as I didn't take note of either the lizard or the snake.
But this big fellow I must have visited for quite a while.
The Komodo Dragon
Just about as prehistoric looking as you can get, a lovely creature.
Below you can see another wonderful sculpture just outside. I read online that "Komodo dragons have thrived in the harsh climate of Indonesia's Lesser Sundra Islands for millions of years, although amazingly their existence was unknown to humans until about 100 years ago." You can read more about them if you click here.
Next stop we happily stumbled upon an outside exhibition of birds of prey. I remember it from before. These birds were injured in the wild and brought to the zoo for rehabilitation, and if they were unable to be reintroduced into their natural habitat because of more permanent injuries, were used in the educational program.
A Barn Owl
a Peregrine Falcon
More animals coming up in a couple of days.
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