Hey guys. My computer recently decided to die on me, and I’m in the middle of trying to get it fixed. Thankfully I saw this coming and managed to save all of my work to my external harddrive, it’s just a matter of being able to post it. I’m going to attempt to set up another queue with the few photos that I’ve already edited, but I have no idea when I might be able to get that done. In the mean time, bare with me. I promise there will be more pictures in the future. There are tons of butterfly pictures coming your way, as Kim took me to the butterfly pavilion.
I’d also like to say hello to all my new followers. I hope you guys like what you see and stick around for a while.
"On The Move"
I almost didn’t get a shot of this coati. It kept pacing back and forth and dodging under and around different parts of its exhibit. I wasn’t even sure what it was at first because I couldn’t get a good look at it. Once I did, I was beside myself trying to snap a decent photo.
"The Sun Reappears"
Toward the end of the day, it started raining for about five minutes, and then suddenly stopped. The rain seemed to have prompted most of the animals to run for shelter, but not this little guy.
"White Cheeked Gibbon"
The male in the exhibit seemed more interested in relaxing where he was perched, but the female was pretty active. Just as we walked over, she was swinging along a rope, and stopped just above a couple and stared at them for several moments. They had to have gotten some great shots of her.
"Mile Long Arms"
Gibbons have incredibly long arms, particularly this species. They’re designed perfectly to swing through the trees. Kim was practically writing poetry about their arms and the fact that they were sharing a hand hold.
A male and female White Cheeked Gibbon. White Cheeked Gibbons are yellow when they are born, and turn black when they’re around a year old. When they are around five, the females turn yellow again.
This is the Pygmy Marmoset, the world’s smallest monkey. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but you could easily hold one in the palm of your hand.
You know who’s not going to die of heat exhaustion? This bird. Not that it would anyway, living in a climate controlled zoo, but still, it’s got the whole cooling down thing to a science. The bird stood at the perfect position to get little splashes of water from the waterfall on its feathers. Kim said that she’d seen the same bird sitting in the same spot on her previous trip to the zoo.
Because of their stripes, a lot of people think that okapis are related to zebras, when actually, their closest relatives are giraffes.