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Sunday, February 27, 2011
I love the Zoo!!
This is a black bear-taking a bath!-they have a nice area-with a bridge-railroad trestle-trees-lots of rocks and grass-and a couple square meals a day-plus free health care!
Six new 2 yrs and younger giraffes-they were transported-all male-in 13 foot horse trailers-enclosed-not like the old circus pictures we used to see(with their heads sticking out)!
The monkeys and apes live on little islands in a lake -they can't swim-(so they don't need to be in cages)-they go from a couple islands to the other on rope bridges-and we go in a boat around the islands to watch them.
The alligators are in a separate lake and we don't go near that! Two fences around that!
One came all the way from California-one from Denver and the others from Florida zoos! No animals are caught in the wild for U.S. zoos-only born and traded in captivity-or rescued injured.
We love the Naples Zoo-it's about an hour down the road and we spent all day yesterday-husband loves the snakes-see photo! and alligators! I prefer the giraffes- zebra and monkeys!