12 January 2012

Calgary Part Two: Zoo


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


Dinosaur canyons


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


Tilapia Fish, 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


Gorillas


Gorillas playing


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


Lion's Den


Three of them on the left-hand side


Snacking Squirrel!


"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

2 comments:

Jenn said... [reply]

Wow, that looks like a great zoo!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I love the Calgary Zoo ... the gorillas are my favourite :-)

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