Watching Grumpy take a bath at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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We saw this condor in one of the exhibits near the front of the park walk up to the edge of the water. This is a bird we wouldn’t see in Florida except at a zoo. This was back in early March when my sister came to visit from South Dakota.

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I thought he was just getting a sip of water but we stood there for a few minutes to see what he would do.

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Drip. He paused for a moment.

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He then took a couple of steps into the water and started flapping his wings. He was taking a bath in front of all of the tourists.

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He was having a great time. It was a little chilly that morning so he must have just thought he was dirty.

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He stuck his head under the water.

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He came up on land and started to dry off. He’s a scruffy looking bird.

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He walked over to the other side of the exhibit with his wet wings.

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He had a nest! He stood on the side and waiting for his wings to dry off.

We watched him for a while. He seemed oblivious to all around. The exhibit is not enclosed with netting or anything on top so I was able to shoot without getting something in the way. I’m assuming his wings are clipped. He was a big beautiful bird but had a grumpy face. I finally finished editing all of the pictures I took of our early spring trip to Animal Kingdom. I remembered watching this guy and thinking how cool it was we got to see him bathing. I’ll probably never see a condor out in the wild so this is the closest I’ll get. We were pretty close there at the exhibit.

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10 thoughts on “Watching Grumpy take a bath at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  1. Nice watching him take a bath! His name suits him!! I have only seen two condors in the wild. They were together circling the Colorado River in Utah. Great shots!

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