Fall Season is upon us already. This year has indeed just flew by. It has been quite busy, thank God. While I have not had a proper vacation (1 week length or more) this year I have quite a few day trips and day outs around town and I'm just getting around to blogging them.
For instance one beautiful warm June day we found ourselves with plenty of leisure time on our hands and so we did what we've been putting off for years - go see the Oakland Zoo.
Finally. Wait no dogs in park??
We saw many animals including the lemurs. This one looks more skittish than a scare-d cat.
The bats were impressive, but difficult to capture because there is a glass divider between them and the visitors.
We got to see the croc feeding time, but didn't get to photograph the croc, haha!
Until that day, I wasn't attracted to the giraffe. That all changed.
We took the gondola ride and watched the animals from above.
The camel was among those animals you only see when you ride the gondola. Is it shedding?
The lion sang the song of his people to the delight of spectators.
Along the gondola route we spotted deer having lunch and birds inviting themselves to leftovers.
We saw the tiger cooling off.
San Francisco was barely visible through the haze, or fog?
Back on land, we saw a giant turtle dragging a piece of stick or grass to wherever it is going. Did not stay to see where, it was taking too long.
Then there's the warthog.
At the baboon section we were given a very informative lecture by a docent who happened to be there at the same time.
The elephant is on my must visit list.
There were many other animals and birds of different varieties that were so tough to capture because they were in big cages. But my top two attractions are:
The monkey was most entertaining. It did not stop showing off his swinging skills. We joined many enthralled by him and his antics. He even relieved himself while swinging - now that is a treat.
And the exhibition that captured the largest piece of my heart that day......the MEERKATS!!!!!
It was truly a day of hakuna matata (no worries). This is my entry for this week's OUR WORLD TUESDAY.
Here is the complete album from Flick'r.