Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gladys Porter Zoo Animal Play-Day

Gladys Porter Zoo has scheduled a public enrichment
play-day for Sunday January 17, 2010. The event is
free with paid zoo admission and begins at 11:00 am
with the Gorillas. Animal Play Days are scheduled
events where Zoo animals are given an enrichment
item that has a specific theme. January's theme is "Gold
and Silver medals"in honor of this years Winter
Olympics. Enrichment is performed on a daily basis at
the Zoo and is a vital component essential to the health
and well being of our animal collection.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Trip to the Refuge

Crested Caracara

Sandhills - what a treat

Honey Bees

Thousands of Red Heads come into the Laguna Madre
every winter to feed on Turtle Grass

Green Jay and Cottontail

I was surprised to see there were still
butterflies out and about this late in the year

Road Runner

Red-Tail Hawk
Laguna Atascosa National Refuge

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Baby Boom @ Work

Spotted turtle

Grey Kangaroo

Red Brocket

Siamang and baby

Mandril and baby

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana

Pygmy Hippo and calf
Gaur cow and newborn calf

Radiated Tortoises

Bongo bull and calf

Venezuelan Red-foot Tortoises

African Serval mom and baby
....and this is only to name a few ( in most cases there is more
than one in a litter or clutch ) not to mention these are some
of our fall/winter babies :) there were several births and
hatchings which occured in the spring ( ex Caribbean Flamingos,
Galapagos Tortoises and several speices of hoofstock
AGAIN only to name a few )

Friday, December 25, 2009

Its been a good year for us and these four
jems made it all worth while

Happy Holidays

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana hatchlings (Cyclura lewisi)
A friend of mine titled this image "Holiday Blues"
and boy was she right. Seemed the day just got
started off on a sour note but lucky for me it improved
as the day went on. Here is wishing you all a Happy
Holiday and a short work week before the new year.