Mere animals

So what else happened on Saturday at the zoo.
Quite a few things.
– Crazy ostriches that gobbled food, bag and all. And later tried to eat my camera.

20130819-193419.jpgI didn’t realise I actually got this one until later. A split second before it connected with the camera.

– great cuddly camels that cuddled my son all in the name of getting to the food bucket. he is laughing here, as was I.

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– lions that jumped at the glass wall and looked pretty scary, standing at 8ft with that great mane of hair, is impressive to say the least

20130819-193740.jpg. I have a picture of each boy later feeding him.

– and crazy birds that photo bombed me every time I went to get pictures of the other birds. Seriously, every time I was focused on another bird, it would jump up and be there in my lens. This crazy bird would not leave me alone!

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The ostriches were pretty full on. They are so fast with their beaks, I think everyone lost the paper bag of food. And so nosy. Wanting to stick their long necks in and see what we were up to. More food, more food…

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The lion was quite tame initially. Until someone took a flash photo and that started him off. Well, we think that’s what it was, coz every time her flash went off he jumped on the window. The lioness was not interested in anything. The guide then got his bucket of meat and along pair of tongs and asked who wanted to feed the lion. My boys both got a go and loved it.

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The camels were just plain cute. Big and furry and so gentle when taking food from our hands. After the tour was over one of the workers took a ute load of vegetable and fed all the animals. I was too slow to capture it but a camel with a full head of celery poking out of its mouth is pretty funny looking. My boys and another were hand feeding the, broccoli and cabbage and the animals were so gentle, no snatching the food or getting aggressive – unlike the ostriches.

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Troll bird. Photo bomb. In the inside aviary there was a large collection of large and small birds, cockatoos and galahs included. I was trying to focus on the gorgeous coloured birds without getting too much cage wire in the picture and this silly cockatoo would keep popping its head up and into my shot. I had to laugh, attention seeking though it was. We left him alone to go for the tour and arriving back a few hours later, there were more people so he left me alone for the most part and I got some ok pictures. A Macaw in the outside aviary

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I hope you enjoy the pictures and for more please head over to my other blog and check out posts dedicated to each animal. I’d rather not post bomb you so will drip feed instead with a post a day, or maybe two.

Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚
Ps. I still have plenty of postcards left if anyone is interested in one. Tasmania only scenes. Email me.

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13 responses to “Mere animals

  1. That Ostrich pic is brilliant. Ouch to the camera, but brilliant. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. So cool.
    Thanks, Jennifer!

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  3. Wow. I don’t think the professor would have been brave enough to feed lions!

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  4. Amazing photos. I love that cheeky parrot – it looks so intelligent. ๐Ÿ™‚

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