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 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.
Pretty birds in the aviaries.
Cutest family at the zoo.
This gives a whole new meaning to “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”
The resident injured eagle had climbed the tree and was hanging out on a low branch right over the walkway. He was observing everyone walking by.
All at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.
I always see red bellied woodpeckers up in the trees at the zoo.
Everyone loves the little meerkat “clowns”.
The marabou stork is back on the nest. Last spring she had 2 babies. She doesn’t look too happy about having to sit there for weeks.
The front of an Okapi.
The back of an Okapi.
“There’s a piece straw hanging in front of my eye. Maybe I can reach it with my tongue” says the giraffe.
A hooded merganser snoozing over the manatee pool.
Injured manatees recouping at the zoo manatee hospital.
He seemed so serious in the first picture so I asked him to smile.
A few funny things at Lowry Park zoo.
A pretty blue damselfly.
Grasshoppers are invading the zoo for the summer.
The mandrills have interesting faces.
Playing with the branches.
The baby red tail guenon found a piece of plastic floating in the pool. I’m sure the wind blew it in from the neighborhood nearby. It was really windy this morning.
Of course, like any baby, he puts it in his mouth. Once he realized it wasn’t yummy, he dropped and continue to look for more things to put in his mouth.
There are still a lot of manatees at the manatee hospital, recovering from red tide.
Just a few things I saw on my walk around the zoo looking for baby birds.