Secrets at my zoo

It’s always fun to watch the orangutans playing at the zoo.

These ladies were not loving the paparazzi this morning.

More cute primates.

The elephants were busy eating.

I never see this guy moving around but he was the morning I was there in late December. Must have been the cool weather.

If you have the National Geographic channel, they have been doing a series at the zoo. Secrets of the Zoo:Tampa is now airing.  It’s weird to recognize I place I go to so often on tv and it’s fun to see the behind the scenes there.

Fun at the zoo in June.

The last remaining blue heron babies at the zoo in Tampa. Across the alligator exhibit I spotted a young tricolored heron looking grumpy. He still had that fuzz on the top of his head.

Some of the resident critters at the zoo.

One of my favorite birds in the aviary had babies this spring. The bottom 2 are offspring of the top one.

A wild mockingbird eating the berries.

 

A few fun things from Zoo Tamp in June.

Faces only a Mother could love

The orangutan babies are very popular with the kids at Zoo Tampa.

It’s rare to see the babies near Dad but this one was hanging out with him.

More shots of the baby Colobus monkey. He was all white fuzz a few weeks earlier.

The gibbon baby was also a hit. It was tough getting shots of the baby against the parent and into the sun so these are a little blown out.

Linking to Wednesday Around the World.

Random fun at the Lowry Park Zoo

Residents at the zoo, these macaws get to fly around from the entrance to the stage area for the bird show. I caught them flying around one morning and they stopped for a break.

Residents of the zoo. The stork (middle picture) was born this spring at the zoo.

A few wild things visiting the zoo. A northern parula and mallard.

Pretty green and pink.

Fun animals.

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Babies at the zoo.

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It’s rare to see the mom and baby orangutan this close to the glass. The baby was very entertained by pressing her face up to the glass.

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Everyday activities for the orangutans.

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The baby chimp was out playing by herself.

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The two baby elephants are finally growing up.

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I went back to Lowry Park zoo early on a Sunday morning to see the baby tiger cub.  The baby was not out that morning so the dad was out alone having a snack. He seemed to be enjoying it. He kept showing it off.

Monkeying around at Lowry Park Zoo

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Went back to Lowry Park zoo to see the baby orangutan. Mom had her hidden most of the morning. This was the only peak of her I got.

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The much older sibling was hanging around, stealing leaves from the palm tree.

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Someone was feeding the ibis the fish food.

It’s always fun seeing the animals having fun at the zoo.

Linking to Saturday’s  Critters

Checking on the cutest baby.

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I went back to Lowry Park zoo in January to see how the baby orangutan was doing. The baby didn’t look much bigger than he (or she) did during Christmas week when she was born.  Mom was moving around a lot more with the baby though. Big sister was also hanging around close to mom.

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Dad was sitting high up on the platform admiring his kingdom.