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.
The baby primates are growing up quickly, out playing on their own.
I caught the youngest elephants playing a while before they noticed someone else was watching them. It was great to see them running around, playing together.
A lazy one.
A hooded merganser couple swimming close to the glass in the manatee exhibit. It’s rare to see them this close.
It’s nice to go the the zoo when the weather is cool. The animals are active and I don’t feel like I’m going to pass out.
“Gimmi a kiss, lady”.
A fun day at the zoo over Thanksgiving week while my sister was visiting. The young zebra eating while mom was watching over was born last July.
A black and white warbler hiding out in a tree.
Pretty birds and lunch for some of the birds in the aviary. After this appetizing walk through the aviary it was time for us to leave and go have lunch (we opted for salads).
The zoo was decorated for the holiday season.
I was looking in the spoonbill exhibit and noticed a wild spoonbill on top of the exhibit looking in. I think he wanted to join the party inside for some treats.
Some wild birds at the zoo: a Carolina wren, 2 black vultures preening each other, a house sparrow working on a nest in the gift shop sign and a baby duck in one of the ponds.
Elephants playing in the first picture with the 3 legged impala watching.
Grumpy old bird (that was just born this spring). Marabou stork.
Making faces with Mom.
Showing off on a tree branch.
I was tempted to join these ladies who looked like they were having too much fun but I didn’t have the right color shirt or hat on.
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