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 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.|