Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Few Zoo Pictures

So I mentioned we stopped at the Memphis zoo taking mom home. I thought I would show a few of the animals. Hopefully, you won't get too bored.I've never seen a white tiger before. He/she posed so perfectly that he/she reminded me of a stuffed animal.They had two pandas on exhibit. I think these little guys are the cutest. They were both munching on bamboo. They must have some really strong teeth and jaws. Now I didn't say they were the neatest eaters. This one looks like he's saying, "Do I have the life or what?" Sorry for the dimness of the picture, they were enclosed behind glass.They had a nice area for the polar bears. I was hoping they would get in the water where you could see them up close. But instead they opted to play. They had a small but nice aquarium. I enjoyed watching this polka-dotted fish as well as the lion fish(I think that's what it was called.).I think this is the lion fish. So interesting to look at.They also had a new bird exhibit this weekend. It was like we were walking around inside a cage full of parakeets. They were everywhere.You could purchase these little feeders and the birds would hope down on the sticks while you were holding the feeder. This little birdie was about 2 inches from hubbies face and could have cared less.They also had two beautiful bald eagles. One can certainly see why they are our national bird.

Hope you enjoyed the zoo. I haven't been to this zoo since the 60's. Needless to say, it's changed a good bit.



31 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hi Susie,
What a great post!!! I just love the white tiger and the Pandas! I always enjoyed going to the Memphis Zoo but I'm sure it has changed quite a bit since I was there. Looks like Hubbie is enjoying the birds, too!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That looks like a really nice zoo. We saw Pandas at the San Diego zoo this past summer and apparently there are hardly any zoos that have them. It's pretty neat to see them!
We went to our zoo, Woodland Park Zoo, this weekend and they had new "display" similar to the parakeet one you saw. My cousin said she felt like we were in a giant birdcage. :)
I love seeing different zoos.
PS I love that "Stairway to Heaven" is playing on here, I love Led Zeppelin :)

Jacquie said...

You got some really good pictures! I saw a bald eagle once flying right above my vehicle and it was an AMAZING sight!!! They are beautiful.

Mildred said...

It's been a while since I was at the zoo too. I love the panda's eating habits!

Deb said...

great photos...makes me want to go to the zoo...haven't been since my kids were in elementary school...it was always a yearly field trip...your husband looks like he is enjoying the birds...

Roses and Lilacs said...

What beautiful animals. Those Pandas are so un-bear like. Hard to imagine they are related to the polar bears. I used to love the zoo but haven't been to one in years.
Marnie

Nancy said...

Hi Susie, What beautiful animals! The polka dot fish is a Clown Trigger Fish, we use to have a salt water tank and we had a Clown Trigger for years. They are beautiful fish! I haven't been to the zoo in years. Looks like you had a great time! Nancy

Rose said...

I've never been to the Memphis Zoo, but it looks like they have some great exhibits--not every zoo has a white tiger or pandas. Glad you enjoyed your trip home from your mother's and hope she gets to visit you again soon.

Lanny said...

I am thankful for zoos, otherwise I would never get to see some of my favorite animals in real life. There is nothing more attractive than a tiger. They look so soft and cuddly, I just want to pet them and lean up against them. Good thing there is a fence and moat between myself and the ones at our local zoo.

Thanks for the peek at one of your zoos, and yes zoos have changed quite a bit since the sixties eh?

deedee said...

Did the parakeet exhibit make you want to have some at home? They have unique personalities.

Anna Colleen said...

I love zoos it is very nice, all of the animals are cool, I wish I could have a white tiger, they are pretty. Thank you for sharing the pics.

Dirt Princess said...

What a great trip! I love zoos. I would love to work at one, well maybe for about 2 months.

Darla said...

Oh Susie, I love the Zoo! Thanks for taking me along....

Kanak Hagjer said...

Loved going through the pics, Susie. The white tiger looks magnificent...I've never seen one. Aquqtic animals can be so unique. Thanks for sharing...loved the birdies too!

George said...

Great zoo pictures. I had the privilege of seeing a panda in China -- they are fascinating to watch. Thanks for the picture of the white tiger.

mothernaturesgarden said...

It is so fun when the birds come to eat out of your hand. I expected the pandas to be larger.
Donna

Susie said...

Deedee-No it didn't really make me want birds at home. Growing up we had one and I hated cleaning the cage.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie... Great pictures from the zoo. I never tire of seeing great pictures... Love the white tiger and of course, the pandas. CUTE!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

perennialgardener said...

What a nice exhibit. I haven't been to the zoo in years. My boys always liked the Monkeys. ;)

Daisy said...

I love going to the zoo. Thanks for sharing these. Felt like I got to go along with you. The panda eating with the bamboo all over his stomach made me laugh. :D

Elise said...

I can't even remember the last time I went to the zoo. I think that polka dot fish is my favorite.

TC said...

Love the polar bear shot!

Have you ever heard the children's song ""Daddy's taking me to the zoo tomorrow" - "Going to the Zoo?"

Click the link below for a sample listen.

http://mog.com/music/Tom_Paxton/Ramblin%27_Boy/Goin%27_to_the_Zoo

Meadowview Thymes said...

I love the zoo! My goal is to go to the san Diego Zoo someday.
Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

marmee said...

i thought for sure i left a comment on here the other day...we love to visit our zoo in nashville and the children really enjoy playing on the gigantic playground.
we used to have white tigers in the tampa zoo...they are so beautiful.

A. Joy said...

Wow!! You got some great photos!! Usually when we get to the zoo all of the animals are napping or way out yonder and not so kodak ready!
We're off to our zoo next week and they have the parakeet exhibit going too!

Ginger said...

Beautiful pictures! I really enjoyed this post. I have to go up to Memphis soon for work and will now make an effort to visit this zoo.
Wasn't the weather beautiful today? Hope you were able to garden some!

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Susie!
I love going to the zoo! Who says you have to be a kid to enjoy it? My husband and I went to a zoo a few weeks ago while we were traveling.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Susie, just stopped by to say 'hi'. Hope everything's fine. Take care.

Yolanda said...

these photos bring back memories. I have been here so many time.s

On said...

wow tooooooooo cute!!! I would like to take a look of the Pandas as well.

I love Panda... and just bought a Panda Bag from the following Blogshop:
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Nice to meet you.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.