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The Alaska Zoo

Saturday, August 03, 2013

We were both really tired yesterday, which made it hard to feel like doing a typical workout. Since DH just got a new camera, we decided to take a trip to the zoo; both to practice with the camera and to see the zoo, which we hadn't visited for about 8 years.
We got lots of great photos... many of course with those unsightly bars. Still, some animals I don't care to see anywhere but in a zoo.

Animal names top to bottom:
Alaskan brown bear, young bull moose, snow leopard, trumpeter swans, Dall sheep ram, gyrfalcon, and golden Eagle.

(All birds, except the swans, in the captivity of this zoo have permanent and debilitating injuries which prohibit flight, which is why their enclosures are so small.)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
USMAWIFE 8/4/2013 8:25AM

    Great pics. We lived in anchorage for 2 years and I never made it to the zoo. those were in the days of binky the bear.

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EFFIEANNIE 8/4/2013 8:21AM

    Isn't that snow leopard beautiful!

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CBLENS 8/4/2013 6:59AM

    great shots. thanks for sharing.

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LEXIE63 8/4/2013 5:35AM

    Nice to know the injured birds are cared for. Is part of the zoo some kind of sanctuary for injured birds? I love the Raptor exhibit at our local zoo. They train some of them and do shows. I've sat mere feet from kestrels and vultures and been swiped on the head by an eagle wing. It is a truly fabulous experience!

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1BEACHWALKER 8/4/2013 12:46AM

    Whoohoo!! You blogged and posted it!!! Your new camera did great!! Nice shots!! That snow leopard is looking right at you! I haven't been to the zoo in ages either! I have been wanting to go to Animal Kingdom too for awhile also! Thanks for thinking of us and blogging about it!!

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JOYATLAST 8/4/2013 12:14AM

    Beautiful! I never tire of seeing zoo pics.

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