We heard that Savanna, the cheetah cub, was making appearances before the cheetah run. Last weekend we thought we’d go see her, however, we got a late start, and barely made it to the show. Unfortunately, she only came out right before the show, and missed her! Still, we did get to see Sihil the ocelot. She demonstrated the ocelot’s ability to climb head first. They have bowed legs and very flexible ankles to facilitate this.
Minnow came out. Here, she is waiting for her trainer to throw the fish into the pond, for her to jump after.
I think this is the first time I saw Quilliam, the porcupine, this year.
Tommy T ran…then braked!
The Running Yard is near the giraffes. They watched us walk by.
We wanted to see the Night Hunters and Cat Canyon. On the way, a keeper had Gizmo out. He is a African White-Faced Owl. At eight months old, he’s fully grown, and just now getting to see the public. This was the first time he was in this particular location, behind the Reptile House. He was taking it all in.
It’s a big world out here. Isn’t it, Gizmo?
The tigers were dozing at Cat Canyon.
Snow Leopards Renji and Nubo were in a cuddle puddle when we got to their enclosure.
However, Nubo heard a squirrel. He got up and walked over to check it out.
Renji was not amused.
Nubo eventually tired of the squirrel, bringing out a big yawn.
It seemed to be contagious.
In Night Hunters, the ocelot was staring at…something.
At the clouded leopards, there was a real treat…
It was their sunrise–they turned on the lights. One of the cloudies was climbing around.
The other was watching him…suspiciously. Their eyes are so intense!
The fishing cat seems so sullen these days. I hope they find her a new friend.
The bobcat is handsome…and he knows it.
The fennec fox cubs got bigger since the last time we were there.
Still, they are bouncing all over, and pestering each other like good siblings should.