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Snowy Day at the Zoo

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I decided to get some fresh air and sunshine and went for a walk at the Detroit Zoo today. I love the zoo in the winter. It's very peaceful and not at all crowded, and the animals are a lot more active as well.

The entire landscape of the zoo looks different under a coating of snow.

I felt cold looking at all the ducks, but they were quacking and didn't seem to mind the frigid water one bit.

I always think of camels as being in the desert, but these guys are well adapted to the cold.

I was a little nervous when the tiger started to lick her lips. Did I smell tasty or something?

Then she put me at ease by rolling around in the snow. She rolled around just like my cats do.

Two of the grizzly bear cubs were having fun playing with each other. They were orphaned in Alaska last year when their mother was killed by a poacher. They couldn't survive on their own, so they were brought to Detroit.

The thing that surprised me the most was seeing the kangaroos hopping around through the snow. For some reason I didn't expect them to be on display, but they were very active and entertaining.

And I always have to stop and pay homage to my mascot, the mighty Wolverine.

And my favorite sight at the zoo ever since I was a child has always been the Bear Fountain.

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