…this time with pictures I’ve taken.
Awesome sister and I went to the Calgary Zoo last Friday! It was so much fun. 🙂
most of the animals were just chilling out on the chilly day.
When you first enter the zoo you come across the new Penguin Exhibit. It was busy so we decided to go back later, but we got to see the Humboldt Penguins outside.
As you can see they were just hanging out. The same was true of the Bison and Muskox on the Canadian Wilds Trail.
We joked about jumping in and getting some quiviut for free.
The black tailed prairie dogs were busy getting ready to hibernate though, it looked like they were almost ready!
The mountain lion was bunked down on a fresh bed of hay.
We moved into the African area of the zoo next. My glasses and camera both fogged up in the ‘Tropical Rainforest’ Area, it was uncomfortably hot and humid in that building! But in the other Africa building I took a few pictures.
Hyrax pile! They were sitting on top of one another and squishing the babies, while the Mom was staring daggers at everyone.
The hippos were sitting in their pool only occasionally coming up for air.
We moved into Eurasia next. A new animal for me was the Chilean Condors. They were huge!
Then we hit the Tiger exhibit… well I have to confess they are my favorite animals at the zoo.
We sat down to knit and I realized I had a matching stitch marker on my WIP
The cubs are 6 months old and looking like little tigers now.
Normally I would end the pictures here, but we remembered to go back to see the Penguins… and I had SO.MUCH.FUN!!! They are amazing little creatures!
See that bit of plastic, that is the edge of their tank, yes you get splashed a lot.
I did learn something about penguins. They don’t go into the water when they are moulting, so they fast the entire time! Plus they look a little silly.
He’s stoically waiting for his feathers to stop falling. hee.
So our day at the zoo was a great success. 😀