Monday, June 8, 2009

Zoo Fun

Despite the fact that I foolishly chose to drive to the Racine Zoo, down Washington, on a day when THIS was going on (over an hour trapped in a traffic jam of hot rods for about 10 miles, after a lengthy drive to get there), the absolutely empty zoo was just wonderful on Sunday.

Black swans. How often do you get to see this? Look at the ruffles on their butts! I want a ruffly butt!


Who can resist a sleeping, baby goat?


Newborn twins! They could hardly walk, they were so new!


This gentleman in his handsome tux, finished his performance and took a graceful bow.


Still stunning are the year-old lion cubs, two left from the four. Two were given to other zoos due to space limitations at the Racine Zoo. From the looks of it, I'd guess we're looking at a male and female cub. Dontcha just love those faint spots on lions? Reminders of how closely related the big cats are, wearing the leopard's spots, but not as boldly.


Ahhhhh, summer is almost here.

2 comments:

Amanda (the librarian) said...

You always get the most amazing pictures at the zoo.

Happy Villain said...

Amanda:
Thank you! It's nice to know not everyone just rolls their eyes at more of my pictures. :)