Soulful eyes

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Looking at these wild animals in captivity is

painful.

They keep on walking in a line up and down the same small stretch of path.

Up and down, up and down.

Giraffes have soft soulful  eyes

They are so beautiful and proud when walking around.

Photos taken Wellington Zoo, New Zealand.

Story challenge : Letter S – Sunshine, sleep

Story Challenge: Letter “S”

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SUNSHINE makes us  SLEEPY

While visiting the Wellington Zoo it was a

SUNNY day

Some of the animals loved to
SLEEP

in the

SUN.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

This weeks photo challenge  at wordpress is:

FREE SPIRIT

The flames have a free spirit!

(Staglands New Zealand)

What do you think of the following?

Lions who are supposed to have free spirits in the wild

surrounded by man-made buildings.

How can the lions spirit still be free?

(Wellington zoo New Zealand)

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Story Challenge : Letter E – Emu

EMUS

IUCN: Least concern

• A large, flightless bird, the emu is the second largest bird after the ostrich. Emus can grow up to 1.9m tall.

• Emus ingest large stones to help them break down their food.

• Female emus will lay up to 15 dark green eggs into a nest built by their mate.

http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/content/animals/our-collection.aspx

The Emu (play /ˈmjuː/ or /ˈm/;[5] Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of Emus in Australia. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu

The following photos were taken in the Wellington Zoo, New Zealand.

I am watching you! I love the glitter of your camera!

I specially did my hair for the photo session.

I have to give it a last go. How much are you going to pay me for the session?

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Story Challenge letter B: Bear

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My letter B stands for BEAR

Let us take a trip to the Wellington Zoo!

The Malayan Sun bear.

Sun Bears get their name from the yellow-ish mark many have on their chests – that looks like the rising sun.

The last two photos give you a glimpse of  the “rising sun” on its chest.

(Photos taken by Scrapydo’s son 2009)

Sun bears are the smallest of the eight bear species.

They are also known as “honey bears”. Their Malayan name, basindo nan tenggil, means “he who likes to sit high”. Local people refer to it as the “dog bear” due to its small size.

  • Wellington Zoo is the only Zoo in New Zealand that has sun bears, and was the first Zoo in Australasia to successfully breed sun bears in captivity.
  • The Malayan sun bears you’ll see at Wellington Zoo are Sean and his daughter Sasa.
  • Sean was rescued from outside a restaurant in Cambodia by Free the Bears.
  • http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/net/explore/animals.aspx?id=18