During out Seattle trip we went to the Woodland Park Zoo, which was fun.
Artis de Partis also had a good time there!
Artis de Partis getting excited. Another Zoo, another journey of discovery!
Where else would a Partis be?
Official name, no joke. This insect has the most painful bite in the insect world, higher than the bullet ants', because it keeps injecting a highly potent muscle dissolving saliva for as long as it bites.
Yeah, bet now you're afraid to walk bearfoot on grass near a pond ;)
Giant water bug males carry their eggs on their wings, until they hatch.
I don't know what this is, but it's pretty yellow, and that has to count for something.
Get out of there swan, you're not a flamingo, you're a swan! You don't even have stilts.
There's lazy, and then there's pooped. It makes me... snoozly just... lookingzzz at.. itzZzZz
Can't remember the name, but it almost looks stuffed =x
Artis de Partis loves all animals, even if they've been cast in bronze.
In the end, the frog lost the staring contest because he started to crawl up the glass...
Can't have a zoo without rawrs. Since they're pretty much extinct in the wild now >_>
The saddest bit is that this tiger has no reason to prowl about. His domain is "too-small" square feet, and there's nothing to catch... time to petition for a wildlife park.
I apologise for the shot size, but I only had so much photographic material to tesselate. And leaving it horizontal so you had to tilt your head to see it would have been silly (images need a rotation field...)
In the end, rather than pouncing, the little snow leopard cub ended up stealthing all the way over, followed by the most careful of cute fuzzy pokes.
The otter enclosure had perspex windows, and the most curious flow line was just sitting there, the flowing water trying to push it to the window, the window reflecting the motion back into the water.
I like such things.
Rescued for rehabilitation. There were a number, and the woodland park zoo is part of a bald eagle rehabilitation programme.
More, more, they cried.