Monday, May 3, 2010

It's All Happening at the Zoo

Sunday was a warm, beautiful day, so with no particular place to go, we headed for the Salisbury Zoological Park, about an hour and a half drive from the Frog & PenguINN or as they say in these parts "just down the road."
While it's not a large zoo, it has two notable features: it's free (donations gratefully accepted) and open daily, except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. Otters are one of the zoo's most popular exhibits. Kids and adults crowd around to watch them do laps and back flips. And, in between, one or more will surface and watch the crowds watching them. Flamingoes stand around, look colorful and attract equally large crowds. Imagine standing like this for a few hours!

Some zoo inhabitants could bearly stay awake, and others were in a playful mood.
Imagine playing catch with this big guy?

Numerous nest sites were scattered throughout the park, including these two expectant "moms." All seemed indifferent to the crowds as long as no one tried to get too close. There is no such thing as privacy when nesting in full public view.

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