I haven’t any clue what this bird is, but it was one of the many birds that I saw at Taronga Zoo, 2011.
Yes, I know I said I was on the way to the Aussie area in the zoo, but before I got there, I went through the wooded plank path which goes through the Wolf enclosure.
While in there, I spotted some workers working on the Boo in the Zoo exhibit, setting up a mummy in a casket and stringing lights for it. Across the way there was a viewing area for the public, and I took a shot. Do you see what I see here? 😉
Then, as I walked further along, I spotted this exhibit of some Totem poles, but something seemed a bit off about one of them. 😉
See if you can spot it 😉
After going through the family farm area, I proceeded to head towards the Aussie pavilion, and I spotted this fella standing there, just basking in the sun, apparently after having had a bit of water splashed on him or her.
Yes, there are signs in the way, but don’t worry, I did get back to them later on, and you’ll see that in a bit 😉
Interesting tidbit – yes, these are kids in the picture. There were a few field trips in the park, but I think quite a few of them had a day off and went with their parents. 😉
It would figure that after viewing the extremely dangerous chicken, I wound up crossing paths with not one, but two peacocks – one with a long tail and the other with a shorter tail. As I said, they definitely have the run of the park! 😉
Here’s the first one, with the long tail, in a more natural setting 😉
And the second one, in, well, an urban setting – on the pavement. 😉
At the zoo, obviously, there are a lot of things that you will see to protect the animals and the patrons of the zoo – fences are among them.
From time to time, you see signs posted on the fence which make sense – such as an explanation of what the animal in question is, or a reminder that it is illegal to feed the animals. However, as far as I know there is only one of these signs –
So, this begs the question…what kind of animal would be so ferocious to bite when provoked?
This one –
Yep…the standard rooster. Who’d have thunk it? 😉