Earlier this summer, Capt. N & I spent a couple days in Seattle. A must see while we were there was the Woodland Park Zoo. We haven't gone since Capt. N was a toddler. The zoo is as fabulous as I remember.
:: African Village & Savannah ::
|This is probably my favorite section of the zoo. The closest I've come to Africa is this little village. It's great.|
|Fringe-eared Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe & Plains Zebra|
I can almost imagine we're actually in Africa.
|Several skulls, including this one of a giraffe, were in the Nyika Primary School building.|
:: Atmosphere ::
|Walking through the zoo is so beautiful & peaceful. It's very lush & green. It's very Pacific NW.|
:: Birds ::
|Southern Masked Weaver with a grub|
|Steller's Sea Eagle|
I was most intrigued by this bird. I had no idea they even existed. They are similar to a Bald Eagle, but are slightly larger and live in NE Asia.
|Chilean Flamingos in a tiff|
|This raptor escaped from the bird show. We watched for awhile to see if they could get it out of the tree. They never did while we were there.|
:: Mammals ::
|Patas Monkey, the fastest primate in the world|
|Orangutans, a hybrid cross between the Borneo Orangutans & the Sumatran Orangutans|
|Western Lowland Gorilla|
|Capt. N & I got a kick out of watching her. She played with her tongue for a long time. When she wasn't messing with her tongue, she was watching us.|
|Being king of the jungle is hard work|
They are an endangered animal living on small islands east of Borneo.
This post could go on forever showcasing all the animals we enjoyed. A few that stand out that didn't make the post are the Tapir, Laughing Kookaburra, Komodo Dragon & a Southern Pudu, the world's smallest deer. This zoo has a spectacular variety of animals. If we were closer, we'd visit often.