smell and we found out that it was the Maned Wolf, who is sometimes known as the "Skunk Wolf" for that smell.
Guess It Didn't Help That The Maned Wolf Decided To Take Go To The Bathroom
We also saw an Emu who was just hanging around and a wallaby who was trying to avoid attention.
Yeah Rocko Wasn't Feeling Like Hanging Out Today.
Looking At Us Saying "What's Up..."
After renting the cart, we decided to go to the Giant Panda exhibit since it was the easiest to get to. We saw both Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, but I decided to get the picture of Tian Tian because while Mei Xiang was just walking.....
Tian Tian Was Sitting Down To Eat Some Bamboo.
We then saw the Red Pandas.
Two Were Inside Hanging Sharing A Cute Moment With Each Other
While The Other One Was Outside Just Staring Off Into Space
We then saw the elephants walking around getting ready for their new exhibit where they will have more room to roam around. We all tried to get pictures of the elephants, but I was able to get the best one.
Next was the bird house where we first saw the peacocks.
Still Waiting To Get The Residuals From NBC For Using His Likeness
We saw other birds too.
This King Vulture Was Just Hanging Around While Another Went To Eat A Dead Mouse
Hoo The Hell Are You???
Toucan Sam Wishes To Remind You To Follow Your Nose And To Eat Your Fruit Loops.
Also For Some Reason This Iguana Was Hanging Out With The Bird Pictured Above It.
We moved on to the Asia Trail and while there was not much there at this time. We did see a few animals.
Like My Brother's Favorite Animal, The Otter
And The Sloth Bear
Moving On, we went to the Cheetah Conservation Area.
This Cheetah Was Actually Moving Around So You Could Get A Good Picture Of It
While the other cheetahs were too far away looking at the Zebra exhibit next to them through a gate that seperated the two thinking....
Damn This Freaking Gate.....
We then went to the Small Mammal House which housed several monkeys.
But there were more than monkeys there.
This Meerkat At Least Knows What He Is Doing In The Zoo Instead Of In A Film Set That Is Supposed To Be Set In Central America
Yes.........Be Afraid As Porcupines Can Climb Trees Too
Naked Mole Rats
And Finally Prevost's Squirrels
After that, we went to the Great Ape exhibit where we saw some of the larger apes.
Like This Gorilla, Who Was Staring At Us From A Hammock
I saw one Orangatan, but he was hiding under a blanket so I left him to his privacy. Afterwards, we went to see the Komodo Dragon and although most of his exhibit was under renovation, he was still out.
By The Way, This Is The Same Komodo Dragon That A Few Years Ago, Bit Sharon Stone's Husband Because He Wanted To Pet It. Dumbass Should Have Known That Komodo Dragons Do Not Want Much To Do With Humans.
And of course because it was nearby..........we went into the house that kept all the invertebrates. We were first greeted by a bunch of anenomes and a sea urchin that was hanging off the glass of the exhibit.
The People Working There Told Us An Interesting Story That A Few Days Before We Were There, One Of The Sea Urchins Started Spraying What Was Sperm All Over The Place. As His Way Of Mating So It Was Hard To See Anything In That Tank.
We saw other vertebrates, some I have seen before and some I have never seen before.
Its The Nautilus AKA The Creature Captain Nemo Named His Sub After
The Biggest Hermit Crab I Have Ever Seen. Ironically Enough, This Species Is Called Petrochirus Diogenes AKA Giant Hermit Crab.
This Slipper Lobster, Despite The Name, Is Not A True Lobster
The Brown Part Of The Plant Is An Insect Although It Is Hard To Tell.
After we left the invertebrate house and before we headed to the Reptile Center, The Think Tank (which is kind of a place for tours), we saw an Orangatan head down there as they have a high walkway that leads from their exhibit at the Great Apes exhibit to the Think Tank.
Looks Like This Orangatan Is Performing A Reverse King Kong
Then we went into the Reptile Center and oh boy, did I get a lot of pictures.
The Chameleon, Not To Be Confused With The Spider Man Villian
This Lizard Hid His Head From My Camera
Indiana Jones Hates Snakes
No Way To Get This Guy To Pose For You
One Of Only Two Lizards That Have Poisonous Bites
Taking A Nap
These Two Were Very Photogenic
This My Friend Is An Anaconda...........Probably Taking A Bath
Try To Find This Guy, I Dare Ya
No Way You Can See This Viper's Head.....Sorry, This Guy Is Not Randy Orton
Got This Lizard Walking On The Glass......Rather Than Looking Through It
I Do Apologize.........This Guy Was In Motion When I Snapped This
Don't Have Much To Say As I Don't Remember This Guy
Look At This Guy, He Just Does Not Care That His Mouth Is So Narrow
Don't Know Why......But This Turtle Was In The Same Exhibit As The Creature Above Him...Guess That Guy Doesn't Care
Its Group Nap Time
I Think This Guy Is Telling Me To Get The Fuck Out Of Here
Oh Boy........A Copperhead. I've Had To Kill One Of Those Before
This Snake Is Chilling In A Small Cave
This Lizard Went For A Swim
I Don't Even Remember If This Guy Was A Lizard Or A Snake
More Snakes For Indiana Jones
The Shredder Will Not Be Pleased
I Think Im Pissing Off Dr. Jones Now
Luckily, This Rattlesnake Is Not The Steve Austin Type
Im Guessing Indy Has Left Now.....Oh Well
Now To Piss Off Bugs Bunny
This Turtle Had A Very Strange Face
But there were several in this area where no matter how hard I tried, I could not get a picture of them because of the glass so I had to have my dad help me out.
I Tried 28 Fucking Times To Get This King Cobra's Picture Before I Relented To My Dad Getting His Picture
I Don't Know Why, But I Tried To Get This Alligator Snapping Turtle's Picture 6 Times Before I Gave Up. Looking Back At The Fact This Guy Was Merely Just Showing Us His Back, I Don't Know Why I Even Bothered.
After leaving that place, we tried to get into the Think Tank to see the Orangatans, but the place wouldnt open until another 30 minutes so we went on to see the Great Cats and here is where the fun really began.
This Tiger Went Around His Entire Area Growling For Anyone To Hear.
But the true stars were the lions.
Four Lionesses Decided They Were In The Mating Mood And Tried To Mate With One Guy, But The Male Lion Was Not Interested. I Shit You Not, These For Lionesses Fought Amongst Each Other And At The Same Time Tried To Rape This Guy. Another Male Walked By For A Second, But When He Saw What Was Going On, He Decided He Better Get The Hell Out Of There. THIS HAPPENED.........My Dad Actually Has Video Of This Entire Incident.
So after that eventful experience, we went to another trail for smaller cats which included....
We then went to the Think Tank to see the Orangatan.
Once Again, The Flash On My Camera Prevented Me From Getting A Good Picture So My Dad Had To Bail Me Out One More Time.
After that, my legs started hurting so our trip was almost through....I had to use the cart to get to the next two exhibits. The first was an animal that is my mom's favorite animal.
Then we had to see the Giant Anteater and it took quite a bit of time, but I was finally able to get this.
Finally...after I was able to walk again, we got the best picture we could with the lemurs.
And after a long steep climb, we were able to get to the car.
Despite the fact that it took me several days to fully get rid of the pain in my legs and the fact that we were only able to get 2/3rds of the zoo done, I say that we had a fun time. So until next time, this has been another episode of Seth's Odyssey.