It’s an annual tradition at the Cincinnati Zoo: the Festival of Lights. The zoo stays open late, with hundreds of LEDs strung throughout the zoo.
Obviously, a yuletide theme was used on many of the lights.
Of course, some were suggesting warmer climates.
Being dark and after their typical hours, many animals weren’t out. However, the polar bear seemed quite appropriate to say “hi” to.
Apparently, the Cincinnati Zoo is one of the places a team of reindeer hang out. Will they be there tonight?
The iconic Elephant House at night.
The turtles weren’t out, but they were represented in lights…
…and in bronze.
The cougar brothers were being quite active, and had quite the crowd. It was difficult to get a good photo of them. Still, it was neat to see them romp and tackle each other, much like Eddy and Beso.
Cat Canyon, where snow leopards Renji and Nubo are, was closed. Perhaps they were busy helping the Christmas Snow Leopard?
Inside the Night Hunters building, however, the pallas cat kept watch. They look warm and fuzzy.
Most cats were asleep, including the clouded leopard…
…and the black footed cat.
Even Miss Lop-Ears the caracal was sleeping. Can you find her?
However, Mama Fishing cat was up and active.
Good to see her up and about.
The fennec foxes kept watch as well.
It was a great night to go to the zoo.