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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day at the Zoo!!!

Knoxville Zoo was great!  It was much bigger than I had thought it was.  Being Mother's Day, the line was very, very long.  And it never ended all day.  I got in free, but it cost for the guys and parking.  I didn't think it said that in the paper! 

First we saw the elephant!  Love the texture of their skin.  Watched her pick at hay with her trunk.  Amazing.  I love elephants.

the Rhinos were pretty quiet..  You could see where they rub their horns on the cable.  Worn down. 

Giraffes  were fun.  The biggest one is the male, and there were 3 others.  2 females and one littler one that was one year old.  You could see that the spots are different for different species of giraffes.

This bird kept walking back and forth, just too quick for me to get a good picture!  The feathers were a wonder shine in the sunlight.

Meercats!  Too cute!

2 in this area.  Not enough.  This one was pacing in front of the window.

Zebras!  Nice lines! 

The lions were down for the day.

Baboons.  They have 5 males.  only can have 2 in each cage.  Brothers in together so they don't fight as much.  They are very angry and extremely strong.  Just don't mess with them!  If they put in a female, then all hell would break loose!

The keeper could train this one.  He like apple juice and would do things to get a drink.  She never put her hand near him, and he would stick his hand out or foot out between the wire.  She would only touch him with a long Qtip.

chimps were pretty relaxed.  They had very gray hair around their noses. 

There was supposed to be a waterfall going on, but it was shut off.  They looked disappointed.

Gibbons playing around.

Now, there is a red wolf in this picture, way in the back.  Look between the shed and the log, and go back to the fence in the back.  He's lying down. 

Red Panda!  Isn't he cute!  Climbed all over the tree setup. 

The Tiger was beautiful!!!  Went into the water there.  This exhibit had just opened a week ago.

In the water.  It was hot out by now.

The otter was coming up to any little kid, or person holding a camera!  What a ham!  Had to be fast to get a shot of him!  Then he would flip over backwards and swim away, and come right back! 

Little girl had quite a giggle from this one!

Then turtles and tortoises.  I do love these guys!  Don't need a big fence to keep them in.

Spider turtles...look at the design on the shell, like a spider web.

Another of that.

Look at this one!  Love the design.  Nature is great!

The big guy was beautiful. 
I hadn't been to this zoo, and we have lived here for over 22 years!  We love zoos.  So it was great for my guys to take me there.  First Terry and I had bagels.  Took a couple for Mike to have.  Mike gave me a great Mother's Day card!!!  After the zoo, we found a Dairy Queen and had blizzards!  Terrific Day!
So home and worn out.  leftovers and just pick at food.  Tv and bed.
Who could ask for anything more!

1 comment:

  1. My sister lives in Sevierville and we have visited that area many times.

    With my niece living in Knoxville now I'm guessing the next time we are down for a visit we should try going to the zoo.

    Have a lovely day.