Ranger didn’t seem to have a care in the world as he lay out in the lush grass of his outside environtment. His twin brother, Striker, was not far away doing the same.
I have a feeling the zoo staff was cleaning or working on all the indoor monkey habitats the day I passed by the outdoor habitat. I’ve never seen such a large, diverse collection of different species outdoors all at the same time. This little guy had the softest fur I’ve ever seen on a monkey. He had what appeared to be some sort of a fruit chunk in his hand. Either way I was grateful he walked up and sat down so close to the viewing window for me.
I looked had for any signs of the species represented here but came up empty. They look like the bugles snack food that used to be so popular years ago. They have a gentle creamy color and soft satin texture to them that is quite beautiful.
Laura Bloomsbury at http://eljaygee.wordpress.com/ nailed down the species as white foxglove. Kudos to Laura. 🙂
Blanket flowers are everywhere at the Portland Zoo this year. I’ll need to check where I can find them for my balcony garden next year. They seem to thrive in out environment. Of course the zoo staff meticulously cares for all the plants, watering them on a regular basis. The photos are always special because of the huge water droplets on the flowers.
Poor Kya was all alone in the lion’s outdoor habitat the other day. It seems there’s a breeding program going on so Kawadi & Neka were isolated so they could have some private time. Kya is the oldest lioness of the two at the Portland, Oregon Zoo so it makes sense Neka would be the best candidate for breeding. Poor Kya!
This is a recent expression that’s come to mean continuing a kind deed in our daily life. I like the concept and try to be the initiator of good deeds. Yesterday I continued my habit of giving the person behind me at the zoo a free pass to visit. My membership allows me one free guest ticket and nobody asks any questions as to that guest. I checked whether the guy behind me had a membership and when he said no I handed him his free ticket. He was so shocked he reached out and shook my hand thanking me. He then promptly paid for a ticket, turned around & handed it to the person behind him, a total stranger. I have no idea how long this lasted but I saw my recipient later in that zoo visit and he told me how shocked and grateful his recipient was as well. It’s all good. 🙂
As is my custom I was the first to visit Boris on my last zoo visit. He’s such a creature of habit, like me. LOL He was in his favorite part of the leopard environment and had the most pathetic look on his face as he he stared at me calmly. I try not to linger too long as I don’t want to disturb him. He’s such a majestic, beautiful animal I empathize with him in his confinement. One of the most endangered species on earth I wonder how long they will be around.