Here's Madam looking around regally at the sights, in her mother's baby sling:
We saw the Malyan Sun Bear:
the Prairie Dog (which reminds me, did the designated one see its shadow or not? We are still having a cold front...)
The Sea Lions were posing magnificiently:
So did the Black-necked Swans:
the male Takin was majestic:
my post about the mother and baby Takin
A Bactrian Camel turned up its nose snottily at us:
And in the water, a turtle was making a diamond of its refelection:
The leopard was disinterested...
and the Lioness yawned so wide that the lion could see her lunch!
I loved the slogan for the Zoo campaign to adopt a big cat (we have a similar campaign at the Bannerghatta Zoo, too.)
I decided to walk back while the others drove home, and looked at the wild birds around the semi-frozen Des Peres creek. I loved the water drops glistening on the back of this Canada Goose:
How appropriate that a brand of raincoats in my youth was called "Duckback"! :)
A Mallard couple swam past happily:
There were a lot of Gulls on the water, here's one hoping for fish:
And a Raven was eating what was left of a gull's catch:
This bridge over the creek, near one of the golf courses, looked lovely:
A Wood Duck looked quite artificial....until it flew off!
In the trees, this Red-headed Woodpecker was pecking itself either a nest, or a meal:
I wandered back home, catching the weak winter sun and thinking of asakiyume</a>
I'm lucky that DnA's home is just about 3 km from the Zoo...the Zoo occupies the north-eastern corner of Forest Park.