The Irish Word for Today is eilifint = elephant. Very appropriate since we went to Dublin Zoo today with family and friends.
the Nile Crocodile seen through the glass
the big sea lion doing a big leap
a bongo in the distance – an African animal I had never seen – it is found in Central and West Africa – it reminded me a bit of the big Sable Antelope which we saw in the Shimba Hills Reserve near Mombasa on the Kenya Coast.
flamingoes – more orange than pink and swimming about rather than walking along in shallow water at Lake Nakuru in Kenya
a rather poor picture taken through glass, but that’s a Snow Leopard up above those big rocks – at least I got to see one today. At the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle the Snow Leopard domain was open but the snow leopards themselves were in hiding, not to be seen the day we were there
this picture doesn’t do justice to this magnificent tiger – an Amur Tiger from Eastern Russia – what a beautiful animal. I couldn’t help but think what a nice jigsaw puzzle could be made.
some of our “gang” en route to the exit
It was really a fun day.