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The weekend of March 13 was just about the first nice weekend of the spring, so we went to the zoo. The animals all thought it was spring, too.

flamingos and piglets and otters, oh my! )
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New Zoo trip, part 1
New Zoo trip, part 2
New Zoo trip, part 3
New Zoo trip, part 4
New Zoo trip, part 5

Some of the Audubon Nature Institute's more unusual exhibits are the white alligators. The nest was found over twenty years ago in the swamp with the baby white alligators just hatching out. We have no idea if they breed true, because all the hatchlings found were male--and these are the only white alligators that have ever been seen. They are leucistic, not albinos.

No, they are not plastic )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
New Zoo trip, part 1
New Zoo trip, part 2
New Zoo trip, part 3
New Zoo trip, part 4

On my previous zoo trip, I managed to get a few pictures of otters. This time I got quite a few more.

Otterses! )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
New Zoo trip, part 1
New Zoo trip, part 2
New Zoo trip, part 3

Swamp houseboat



Today's episode is about wild black bears (American Black Bear, Ursus americanus). Yes, we have them in Louisiana, particularly Honey Island Swamp. Yes, we have them in the Louisiana Swamp section of the Audubon Zoo.

On to the bears! )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
New Zoo trip, part 1
New Zoo trip, part 2

First, have some fungus:



That log was laying on the ground outside the wild dog pen. I thought it looked interesting.

Off to the wild dogs )
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A couple of weeks ago (Aug 16), we went to the zoo again, and I took lots more pictures.

First, the birds )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
Audubon Zoo trip, part 1
Audubon Zoo trip, part 2
Audubon Zoo trip, part 3
Audubon Zoo trip, part 4
Audubon Zoo trip, part 5

And now, more turtles, the petting zoo, and other characters in the hands-on section.

Hands-on critters! )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
Audubon Zoo trip, part 1
Audubon Zoo trip, part 2
Audubon Zoo trip, part 3
Audubon Zoo trip, part 4

Now, the monkeys! These pictures were taken back during the March 2008.

Monkeys! )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
Audubon Zoo trip, part 1
Audubon Zoo trip, part 2
Audubon Zoo trip, part 3

In my raw pictures folder, I found some more bird & otter pics I forgot to export and upload.
Next time, we'll move on to the monkeys.

Addenda to previous birds and things )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
Still more zoo pics!

Audubon Zoo trip, part 1
Audubon Zoo trip, part 2
Elephants are gray, otters are brown )
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Continuing the photo-essay begun here:

Audubon Zoo trip, part 1

Tigers, oh my! )
dragoness_e: Me in the pink straw cowboy hat (Pink Hat)
Yesterday we went to zoo for the second time since I came back from California, as the weather was finally bearable for venturing outdoors in the Deep South again. Last time was in March, right after moving back home--early spring being the other end of the nice weather period.

It's always fun going to the zoo, both to watch the animals and watch the people. The zoo is always swarming with kids and their families, and I find it immensely cheering to see children having fun and being amazed. I also take lots of pictures. *grin*

While sorting through yesterday's pictures, I found March's zoo pictures as well, which I never got around to posting--so you get twice the fun for half the posts! Same animals, anyway.

Birds of Audubon Zoo )

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