Stomp'n Through the Zoo!

Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild ~ Jack Hanna
So all winter I whined over the cold weather. Can you believe I had the gull to whine over the unusually warm weather earlier last week? If you hadn't guessed yet, I am a woman :) However the last 3 days of the week turned out to be the best weather days for me! I am a person who likes sunshine, summer clothes but a nice cool breeze; and that is just what I got. So Thursday I headed out to the Toronto Zoo as it a perfect day for a long hike. Cooler weather also means more wakeful animals and I am really pleased with a few photos. 

Well except this these two sleepy heads.

Every time I go to the Zoo I learn a new fact on another animal. This time I learned that girl giraffes have tuffs of hair on top of their head and boy giraffes are bald. Fits with my experience on a few of my friends... 

No Hair Means It's a Boy!
The other fact I learned is probably logical to everyone but me! I didn't know the snow leopard is the only animal at the Toronto Zoo with an air-conditioned den. For some reason I would have thought the polar bears would have had one too.

A very vocal Snow Leopard Today!

So you see! There's no end to the things you might know.
Depending how far beyond Zebra you go ~ Dr. Seuss
Not a Friend Insight For This Little Guy
The main attraction of the day was the Endangered African Penguin. Seriously the cutest new addition to the Toronto Zoo in a long time. These guys are small, black and white playful animals.

At the end of the day the choice was made. This year we are going to get an annual family membership. It's such a great location to go and work off a few miles in an enjoyable atmosphere, a camera buffs dream and only a short drive from our house.

Unknown Mami
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carol anne said...

Oh my gosh. Great photos. I love the tiger photo best.

Leora said...

I like the cool weather, too. I'm not sure if the tiger is happy to see you or growling.

Kathy said...

All are wonderful pictures!

Claudya Martinez said...

You got some phenomenal shots! I like the sleepy heads.

The Reason You Come said...

These are great shots! I love going to the zoo and seeing majestic animals! And that snow leopard? Beautiful! I'd love to see one myself!

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Some awesome pics there - I'm no fan of the heat either, it's all the fur!! :)

Wish I could have gone with you to say Hi to all the animals, seems like you had a fun time! :)

Your pal Snoopy :)

BLOGitse said...

Your pics are very good quality, great work!
It's hot now in Helsinki, almost 86F!

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet the animals were pretty pleased with the cooler weather!

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos.
I think a trip to the zoo might have to be on the cards for us soon, if the weather isn't too cold!


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