then settled down for a nap.
We didn’t tour the entire, zoo, but did see a number of the other “stars.” Among them were these two young tigers. They are brothers and share a large habitat.
We were told that the planks around the trees in the compound are to protect them from the tigers’s claws.
He wasted no time diving into a tub of goldfish in his enclosure and eating the tasty parts. (One of the children watching was grossed out because he only ate the body and spit out the head.)
These birds have a distinctive casque on top of their heads that is a large, hollow cavity made of bone. Scientists think the casque may help hornbills to determine the age, sex and species of other hornbills, and may also amplify their calls.
This Ring-tailed Lemur was looking for breakfast in a tree.
And a pond full of turtles took turns arranging themselves on a log.
We had a great time, and were only too happy to chill out with a glass of wine and watch the home-town team, the Washington Nationals, beat the Florida Marlinsi.