Saturday, March 7, 2009

A little Cincy Zoo love!

Man, what a beautiful day today was and incredibly enough still is! The temps peaked at about 77 degrees and the sun was out and shining.
Steller sea eagle
Nick and I spend the majority of the day at the Cincy Zoo. We had gotten there when the zoo opened and enjoyed ourselves imensly as there wasn't much of a crowd there yet.

We were fortunate to see the baby giraffe and the baby okapi. Nick got to hear on of the male white lions roar, which was very cool. The bird of prey nerd inside me was ecstatic because I got to see a pair of Stellar sea eagles. :)

Here are a few more pics from today. If you want to see the rest of my zoo pics, check out the set on my Flickr page!

Enjoy!

Asian elephantAsian elephant
beautiful bloomA beautiful bloom that caught my eye while we were going through the Discovery Forest in the education building. I love the vibrant color!
GiraffeGiraffe
pair of Mexican wolvesA pair of Mexican wolves
Momma opkapiMomma okpai. Her calf was also out in the yard with a keeper observing how the little one was doing.

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6 comments:

Angela said...

I really enjoyed looking at your trip to the zoo!

The Empty Envelope said...

Great photos! 77 degrees?!?!?

TMCPhoto said...

I haven't been to the zoo in forever. I can't wait to go this spring, we'll be heading to the Calgary Zoo in May It will be the daughter's first trip to the zoo and I think I'm more excited than she is.

Meekiyu said...

man I haven't been to the zoo for so long.. the pictures sure bring me back... I also love birds of prey the peregrine falcon being one of my favs there are actually some nesting ones in the high rise of NYC now that's pretty darn cool. The okpai I've seen them on Nature but wow are they darn rare. =D

Elena said...

Angela, thanks!

Empty, yea, it was 77 degrees that day. A perfect day! Spring is coming...yay! :)

TMC, zoos are great aren't they? Definitely a place where you can escape to different regions of the world!

Meekiyu, that's really cool about the peregrines in NYC. You guys have that famous redtail hawk pair too. Pale Male & his girl, I believe. Don't they live by Central Park?

VaBookworm said...

I love going to the zoo! Everyone else hates it, because I take forever taking photos. My friends had to wait 20 minutes once while I photographed the penguins lol oops!

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