Are you sick of the zoo yet? Well, I must say that my daughter Carrie and I never really get sick of looking at animals. That’s something we have in common. Her 30th birthday is today, by the way.
Happy birthday, Number One!
Carrie wanted badly to see a kiwi, which they have at the Columbus Zoo. I got no pictures because kiwis are nocturnal animals and their habitat at the zoo is dark. It took me a while to adjust to the darkness and I didn’t immediately see the kiwis, but Carrie did. They sure are cool birds and bigger than I thought they were. But they weren’t the only cool animals we saw in the Australia section of the zoo.
Here’s a Kookaburra and he’s sitting in an old gum tree. While we were admiring him, there was a young girl singing the kookaburra song, making me wonder how many thousands of times that bird has heard it.
This elegant bird is actually a pigeon so watch out the next time you disparage pigeons. It’s a Victoria Crowned Pigeon. He’s actually from New Guinea.
Here’s Jane, she was born at the zoo earlier this year. She looks like she knows her way around these days.
This isn’t a very good photo, but I like it anyhow. That bird had just hopped off of the roo’s back. None of it seemed to phase the bunny.
We had a great time at the Columbus Zoo, but the 90+ degree day finally got the best of us so we left without seeing everything we wanted to see. But we knew we had to get on the road early the next day and head for home. One of these days, we may well go back.