We're headed to The Calgary Zoo for part two of
my travels. It was also my first time visiting a zoo!
So lets venture back 150 million years ago and take a stroll through Prehistoric Park
Along the path there were large statues of various species of
dinosaurs; Regrettably I didn't take photos of them to show you
Entering the African Savannah
A Meerkat digging in the dirt
Porcupines taking a nap in the corner
Two beautiful Giraffes
Red River Hogs
good enough to eat
The creepy Tilapia who lost one of its eyes!
Me standing at the entrance of Transalta Rainforest
Entrance into the Rainforest
Warm and humid inside; A nice contrast to the cooler winter weather outdoors
West African Dwarf Crocodile
Birds of some sort
Gorgeous hanging foliage
A little friend who was out taking a stroll
More views of the scenery
Two fuzzy Mongoose Lemurs cuddling in the tree
Back outdoors to find a Red River Hog? playing with some sort of drum?
Ostriches and Zebras
The mysterious rock cave
Three of them on the left-hand side
"Garden of Life"
Tree of Life?
Inside the Dorothy Harvie Gardens
This is my favorite photo as it reminds me of a mystical tropical island
you could only dream of living on. And speaking of tropical, we noticed
they had avocados, pineapples, among other fruits, growing in the gardens!
There were also many other animals there, such as Hippos, Elephants, Camels,
etc. but I didn't capture photos of them all. I will end this post by saying that even
though I am opposed to the idea of confining animals to cages for viewing, the
positive aspects of conservation efforts, research, and education were redeemable.
Simply put, it was a wonderful day filled with lots of laughter and learning :)
In case you missed it: Part One