Friday, January 11, 2008

Zoo !

Hmm...have been meaning to clear this backlog of photos of a zoo trip last year.
The zoo in mention is of course Zoo Negara, (for those who havn't a clue of what I m referring to, Zoo Negara is Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur's National Zoo. Zoo is of course zoo whilst 'Negara' means country in Bahasa Malaysia/Malay language.) Here they are for your viewing pleasure! (Heaps & heaps of animal pictures ahead!)

The first animals you see depend on which route you choose from the entrance. We were treated to giraffes feasting for our first shot.

Solo tiger on the prowl.
Restlessly pacing her whole den & swimming non stop.

More giraffes munching,
these are female ones. Identifiable by their ossicones, or rather horns. Female giraffes have tufts of hair on theirs whilst males don't.

Elephants are next, seen back to back here :)

It wanted to come as close
as possible to inspect
whoever was pssing by.

One & a half eared kanga

Brown bears are ginormous!
Huge pectoral muscles!

One of my fave photos of this lot,
silhouetted storks make a
lovely pattern for the eyes!

Swimming now.

He's just really uninspired.
There were about 6-7 of
these raccoons just slumped
all over the pen's floor.
Wasn't able to shoot pix of
the others as lighting was bad and
the plastic cage barrier
was really cloudy.

Another fave!
literally hogging the whole
food bucket.

Mousedeer playing peekaboo
amongst the shrubbery.

Tortoise pair

Tortoise Pair again :P

I am not sure which are these>
alligator? cayman?

One of them giving the 'eye'.

I find these tree frogs
really cute.

No explanation whatsoever,
just so adorable.

I love this elephant pair,
if you'd notice, they keep cropping
up during this post!

guess they were bored too.

This is what I vaguely remember about this creatured from the buffalo family. It starts with an 'a' & it leads a solitary lifestyle. It can't stand living together. They are very fierce, they'd gore one another if given a chance.

Baby civet cat

Otter playing with
a piece of rock.

We stood there for about 10 over
minutes watching it go.


Malayan Sun bear,
not as big as their
brown bear cousins
but still sizeable.
These poor things
are kept in cages not much
bigger than themselves
and are despicably milked
for their bile for
use in certain
"medicinal" practices.

:P Bumpy yellow toad?
Anyone know what this is?

Bristly, busy hog.
She had her snout,
snuffling through every
centimetre of her muddy pen.

The same sun bear
playing with a brick.

My last pic of z elephant

& we've come to the end of the post! I hope you've enjoyed the photos.
Zoo Negara doesn't seem to have changed much imho but I guess the facilities have been upgraded a little whilst the animal selection has been increased to include more imports. An interesting place to bring family or loved ones to educate them on the wilds. I'll only be back for another decade or so just to see how much has evolved again! ;)


caroline : my pocket said...

:) I so enjoyed going to the zoo with you - wonderful photos!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lynn,

Great photos, I haven't been to zoo negara since i was 6 years old! I'm glad to see things have improved tho :)

Thanks for your kind comments on my silly blog. A pleasure to meet you!

p/s: Your veggies are super cute! (^____^)

BracLynn said...

Caroline: It would be a pleasure going to the zoo with you too! :)

Cheryl: grin* glad you like them! thank you for your kind words!