Last Sunday, mererid took me to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, sort of a mix of a botanical garden and a zoo. We only walked around a little more than half of it, but still saw a lot. My favorite critter viewing was of those who hung around free outside the enclosures, like this hummingbird:
This barn owl was hanging out with his/her human at the entrance to the grounds.
A local squirrel totally unphased by the humans.
I loved the ticked/agouti fur.
An elegant bird--can you identify this one?
A lovely lizard popped out in front of us, I think a kind of iguana, but I'm not sure which.
Ready for a close up.
Here's the mountain lion you saw already--in a an enclosure that I wish was bigger. That the kitty would come up to pace by the window meant more room was needed.
Here s/he's hanging out on the other side--it was very nicely landscaped, so there was some vertical ground to cover. Head-tilt for the win!
A couple of pretty, sleepy wolves in their enclosure. But if you have to be in an enclosure, you should get pillows, and fluffy beds--it seems only fair and to hell with keeping it natural looking when it is not.
More critters, landscape, and flowers in another post.
Also posted at http://lavendertook.dreamwidth.org/1926