Thursday, 22 September 2011

To the Zoo with You!

Sept 20 we went to the Helsinki Zoo, located on an island just across the water from Helsinki (Like "The Island of Dr. Moreau!" - Daddy). From the Island you can see the cathedral. There were about 150 different species on the left is a picture of different types of eagles and their wingspans compared to us. Some of the animals were Bison, brown bears, leopards, (and other predators) bactrian camels, otters, mink, lots of owls, axiotol, caiman, huge spiders,scorpion, amazon animals, and lots more.
On the left is a picture of a Sengi when he runs his little nose wobbles in ever direction. On the right is a picture of the Dwarf Mongoose near feeding time.

 Here is a hunt by a "Palla's Cat." Who is just about to strike but what it is attacking is almost at the surface but not quite it must not have good claws for digging or else it would just jump right in. It completely focused on the hunt and was still except for its tail twitching in excitement.
Here is a picture of a lizard and his friend having a sun bath right before their feeding time the lizard was a lot faster to get to the food (as you can expect!). However, the tortoise just fell on top of the lizard and started gobbling up everything in sight. Some friend!
Here when we were on the stairs to the left of the picture we saw this guy walking like he is now but we had an optical illusion and thought that he  was on the side walk not in the cage and we almost had a heart attack. Daddy didn't need to go to the bathroom anymore after that!
Here is a picture of a reindeer losing its antlers . There were also Visents, which looked like big bison and were likely the subject of the oldest known prehistoric cave art.
Here is a snowy owl, it is amazing how they can turn their heads almost totally around! He was actually chewing on a rat or something when we got there.

1 comment:

  1. Nice zoo blog! So is there any chance you could stuff a sengi in your pocket and bring it home for me? I think that is about the cutest little animal I have seen - next to Yoda of course:-) The mongoose feeding frenzy video was fun!! But it could have been even more interesting if the food in question was a cobra. Now imagine that movie!! It would be Rikki Tikki Tavi Unplugged and Uncensored:-) Hope Daddy had a chance to wash up and change his underwear after the tiger experience. Thats about as good as Uncle Crabby's Dole Pineapple Farm experience. At least Daddy's experience involved something a bit more dangerous than a pineapple. Although I seem to recall a Monty Python skit involving military combat training using fruit as a weapon.