Fun animals at Zoo Tampa in late February. The weather was cool so many of the animals were moving around. This was the first time in a long time I’ve seen the bears playing together.
The eagle was stretching and you can see he has part of his wing missing. He was injured out in the wild and lives at the zoo now. The other eagle was sitting high up in the tree looking over the zoo.
The lorikeets were all flirting and preening.
I can’t go to the zoo and not take a ton of manatee pictures.
A mallard was stealing food from the primates.
I love seeing the marabou storks.
A wild egret high up in a tree.
One of the resident eagles who’s missing a wing sits high up in a tree as well. He hops along the big oak tree until he can see over the exhibit.
The lorikeets were flirting.
Beautiful faces in the aviaries.
The manatees were eating close to the glass. It was fun watching them up close but it’s sad that there are so many here right now rehabilitating in the manatee hospital Most of these guys will be released once they are well enough. Many are here due to boat strikes or getting sick from the cold water or red tide.
Love was in the air during our visit to Butterfly World in south Florida. The little birds were all flirting and mating. It would be fun to go back and see if there were any little babies in the nests there.
Inca tern in the aviary.
Blue bellied roller in the aviary.
Crazy lorikeets in the lorikeet feeding aviary.
A hooded merganser hanging around the manatee exhibit. I’m not sure if he is part of the zoo. I didn’t see a band on him.
The marabou stork couple flirting on the nest.
I was looking around up in the trees to see if any of the wild birds are nesting yet and saw this barred owl high up in the pine trees.
More pictures from my recent trip to the Lowry Park zoo.