This week it’s a chilly day and I head out to the zoo to check out what is new and how things are going a few weeks after the re-Grand opening.
Temp a chilly 16ºC.
The caribou are fitting in nicely.
These signs are a new addition to many of the exhibits.
They may have been here for the re-grand opening but I did not take a photo of them.
These note pads have been recently installed.
I think we will soon see notes about the animals on them from the zoo keepers.
Here is a good shot where you can see the wolves and how closely located they are to the muskox.
Another new part of the Journey to Churchill exhibit is this photo op. Where kids can put their faces in a giant seal.
Here is a closeup of one of the blind seals.
We received two blind sea lions from the Vancouver aquarium. They were both found in the wild but were blind. They would not have survived on their own.
I asked what will happen to the sea lions in the winter when the water freezes over?
Turns out that the water temperature is controlled and they will not let the water freeze completely over.
A small sign on a giant mural of signs answered my other question today.
Hudson was having a nap when we went to see him.
A little while later he was awake posing for photos…
…and sucking on his favourite toy since birth, his dog kong.
Notice he has his claw in the hole of the kong.
The whole time Storm was out cold. His breathing was quite heavy. Every once in a while he would twitch like he was running in his sleep, much like you would see a dog do.
Nearby was a zoo employee with a replica of a polar bear scull, claw and a piece of polar bear fur you could touch.
The fur is a lot more course and rough than you would think.
The stone goats were out enjoying the cooler weather.
So were the Alpine ibex
Work has already started on the swimming pool for the tigers.
I’m guessing the next time I go to the zoo the tigers will already be enjoying it.
One of the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine came out from his usual spot to enjoy a grape.
Here you can see his long tail.
Amber, the Yellow-throated Marten is enjoying his chicken dinner very much.
Here the American White Pelicans are waiting for feeding time.
See the one against the wall with the pale coloured bill? This is the only one to be born at our zoo.
This brings us to the end of another trip to the zoo. I am happy to report that the zoo was still very busy for a cooler Monday afternoon. I was glad that it did not rain and the sun did peek out from time to time warming up our day.
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Until next time…