Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Trip to the Assiniboine Zoo...


It's been at least a year since I last visited the Assiniboine Park Zoo. This weekend, my brother and I decided to take advantage of the mild weather and pay the ol' Zoo a visit... ;) We entered the Zoo from the Assiniboine Park entrance (I think that is the most commonly used one), and proceeded to walk around, first we saw the bears, it was the Grizzly's snack/feeding time... it was being fed bagels(?) from what we could tell.


From there we continued to walk around, we saw owls and birds, some raccoons,


...and of course we stopped for a while to check out the always popular monkeys, who were quite active, making it difficult to take any decent photos... ;(


We also stopped for a while to check out the Prairie Dogs (which seem to be everywhere you look on the Zoo grounds)...


I'd swear, this little dude must have been wired on caffeine or, sugar or something (it just kept spinning, or running around the inside of this log like a hamster wheel).


Anyone who has been to the Assiniboine Zoo before will know that we have quite a healthy Peacock population, which for the most part are free to roam about the grounds...


which makes for many nice photo ops! ;) This was one occasion, where I actually got to see a Peacock with their feathers on full display,


although this guy kept facing the wall for some reason (perhaps to take advantage of the acoustics, and to bounce his call off the walls?)...


eventually he turned himself around. What beautiful feathers these birds have!


Inside of the Tropical House was a pond filled with Koi fish, which made for some really neat photos...


Of course, we made sure to check out the sacred(?) White Bison... after all, we are living in the Province of Manitoba (the Bison is part of this Province's identity). Anyhow, in case you're interested I've started a new Flickr set called Zoos, Museums, Aquariums, more... where I will be compiling my photos of the described, as well as whatever I feel fits, check it out here - enjoy!

2 comments:

James said...

Dude,

That photo of the prairie dog is priceless. great shots.

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

Thanks James!