posts about zoo.
recently we were in knie’s kinderzoo in rapperswil. judging from the huge amount of families, apparently a very attractive destination. and from judging the kids, they seem to like it a lot. here are some impressions:
after that, i decided to pay the dinosaur section another visit, since i heard that it was heavily updated. indeed, things changed. there were a lot new dinosaur models, looking much better, which were even animated – they move and roar.
even though, there are still some artifacts from the past available, and artifacts due to low water:
anyway. i guess i’ve seen enough of the dinosaur section. there are other, more interesting parts of the zoo to see :)
for the third time, i visited calgary’s zoo on this weekend. this time, i bought an annual pass, so i will go there a few more times this year. this is a very good opportunity to try out my new toy, a 400 mm telephoto lens.
i began by visiting the red panda, watching him for quite a while.
after that, i went over to the siberian tigers.
on some pond, a few black swans were floating.
an elephant, bathing himself with sand.
the lions were pretty sleepy. but at some point, one lion got up and walked around a bit.
the grizzly bear was sleepy as well, and so was the black bear which was more brown than black. but i got a nice paw shot
the last times i was at the zoo, the wolves were rather sleepy. but this time, they were running around, playing, having fun. so i took the chance to take some pictures.
some random impressions.
next, we did a trip to calgary’s zoo.
the zoo contains a dinosaur part, which i didn’t really commented on last time. it features a landscape which is supposed to look like back then, and a few dinosaur models. some of these models look really unrealistic, or more funny. the following photos also feature some of those: