Zoo time

We are about to leave from LA for Oz and here are some snaps from our time at the Houston Zoo. It’s not a big zoo but has most of the main beasts and a few unusual ones. The new gorilla display is particularly good with a few of them wandering around in a jungle / savanah type environment. Only 2 Aussies, a couple of tired looking kookaburras and a cassowary.

Elephant

Elephant

 

Can't remember its name

Can’t remember its name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But its an easy place to get around and Piper enjoys it greatly. We had a good time and enjoyed some cup cakes over dinner while we waited for the zoo lights to come on. These were really tremendous. An enormous amount of work must have gone into lighting the place up with fairy lights. Not sure what the animals thought about it.

 

Can't remember it's name either

Can’t remember it’s name either

This is a gorilla

This is a gorilla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indeed that is one of the things I wonder about zoos. Who is looking at who. The animals at us or us at them?  The lions look regally disinterested, the gorillas nonchalant, and the giraffes just seem above all the fuss. Who cares anyway, the animals don’t seem to.

 

A lion

A lion

Fake zebra under lights

Fake zebra under lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now not far away from boarding, Piper had her picture with Santa today, quite calm and composed! Not a bad effort!

Under lights

Under lights

Until next time………..

 

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on November 30, 2015, in Vegas and Texas 2015. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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