Two new tigers!

 

 I was planing on taking a few weeks off but the lure of  two new tigers, Samkha and Vasili drew me to the zoo. I just hope they are out today as it is a bit chilly.

Temp: -14°C feels like -22°C.

 

 

When I got to the tiger exhibit both tigers were taking it easy.

When I got to the tiger exhibit both tigers were taking it easy.

 

 

Then one decided to get up and see how things were going...

Then one decided to get up and see how things were going…

 

 

...in the new 26,000 square foot tiger enclosure. The construction is going on right beside the current exhibit.

…in the new 26,000 square foot tiger enclosure. The construction is going on right beside the current exhibit.

 

 

He then decided to take a bit of a stroll.

He then decided to take a bit of a stroll.

 

 

It is interesting to see these beautiful tigers in the snow. the cold does not seem to bother then at all.

It is interesting to see these beautiful tigers in the snow. The cold does not seem to bother them at all.

 

 

It's a real honor to be able to see these animals.

It’s a real honor to be able to see these animals.

 

 

He walked around all while his brother slept.

He walked around all while his brother slept.

 

 

I think he had enough alone time.

I think he had enough alone time.

 

 

OK, sleepy he'd time to wake up.

OK, sleepy head time to wake up.

 

 

After a bit of jostling for position and licking each other they both went Dian for a cat nap.

After a bit of jostling for position and licking each other they both went down for a cat nap.

 

 

Whenever it gets colder out the lions move to their indoor enclosure. Who can blame them?  This is a real Lion even though he looks stuffed.

Whenever it gets colder out the lions move to their indoor enclosure. Who can blame them?
This is a real Lion even though he looks stuffed.

 

 

 

See he moved his head.

See he moved his head.

 

 

He promptly put his huge head down for an afternoon nap.

He promptly put his huge head down for an afternoon nap.

 

 

The other male rolled over on his back and looked like he so wanted a belly rub.

The other male rolled over on his back and looked like he so wanted a belly rub.

 

He looked up and saw me and wanted a high five.

He looked up and saw me and went for a high five.

 

 

Such a big paw.

Such a big paw.

 

 

I had no choice but to oblige him.

I had no choice but to oblige him.

 

Yep, it was a lazy day at the zoo.

Yep, it was a lazy day at the zoo.

 

 

The red pandas were also indoors.

The red pandas were also indoors today.

 

 

They were also having a lazy day or at least the one on the right was.

They were also having a lazy day or at least the one on the right was.

 

I'm not sure what type of birds these are but these rather large round birds sure move fast. They are also indoors with the red pandas.

I’m not sure what type of birds these are but these rather large round birds sure move fast. They are also indoors with the red pandas.

 

 

No trip to the zoo is complete until you visit the polar bears. At least you can count on Hudson to be active. 

 

Storm was close to the cage but sound asleep.

Storm was close to the cage but sound asleep.

 

 

What a surprise for me Hudson and Storm are in the same inclosure. This is good news. Only Hudson wasn't playing he too was having a nappy time.

What a surprise, Hudson and Storm are in the same inclosure. This is good news. Only Hudson wasn’t playing .  He too was having a nappy time.

 

 

Oh wait he's up.

Oh wait he’s up.

 

 

Nope you can't keep Hudson down for long.

Nope you can’t keep Hudson down for long.

 

 

Especially when some young fans came to see you.  The zoo keeper told us that Storm and Hudson are starting to spend more time together and were playing all morning. They are now pooped out.

Especially when some young fans came to see you.
The zookeeper told us that Storm and Hudson are starting to spend more time together and were playing all morning. They are now pooped out.

 

 

Construction continues on the Journey to Churchill exhibit threw out the winter.

Construction continues on the Journey to Churchill exhibit during the winter.

 

 

Construction workers are also seen working on the new entrance.

Construction workers are also seen working on the new entrance.

 

 

Another look at the front entrance construction.

Another look at the front entrance construction.

 

 

Thank you for visiting the zoo with me today. Come again soon.

Thank you for visiting the zoo with me today. Come again soon.

 

That’s it for this week.  I will be taking a break from taking pictures for the next two weeks for the Olympics. However, I will still be posting something quick and small. Have a great February!

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