Yes, another zoo post ("don't you judge me!"). This one after I had splurged for a larger memory card, so yes, it's a bit longer.
First up, a quick stop on the way to Africa at the well hidden "Poultry Section" to see a rather friendly turkey. No wonder he's friendly. What a great gig for a turkey, comparatively speaking.
Now a few pictures of the warthog in all his glory:
Would you say dry rub, or marinade?
I think the tougher meat would benefit from a marinade, something acidic to tenderize it.
Certainly a prime candidate for a low and slow hickory smoke.
Back on track. This bird was doing such a strange trick I had to get a picture of it. It looks like one of those strange distorted perspective tricks, but he is really sitting down on the lower half of his legs, with his "knees" bent 90 degrees THE OTHER WAY. Looked really strange, I tell you.
A yawning duiker.
Now onto the African birds exhibit. Forgive the blurriness but this was an interesting enough bird to include anyway.
A pair of brightly coloured...oh who am I kidding, "birds" is as specific as I am going to get.
I remember this hairstyle from the 80s.
Ahhh! The Mister Burns bird!
Seriously, how can you not love a bird that looks like Mister Burns?
Strange sort of duck. Hey, at least that's more specific than "bird". Don't-you-judge-me!
I used to have the inexpensive version of this bird, mine was a budgerigar. This is a parrot or parakeet of some variety.
I think that is a bird...
Blue billed ducks. No, that is not their name. That I know of...maybe it is!
...and we're out of the aviary. Next up, the ever-fierce sausage roll of a rodent, the comically neck-less Rock Hyrax, striking a "I will feed on the entrails of your progeny!" pose.
A pair of zebras:
A pair of zebras: (wait didn't I already do this caption?)
A pair of zeb....*ahem* I mean here's the weird velociraptor bird over by the zebra/giraffe area:
A closeup...he appears to share the same interest in ascertaining the colour of my insides as the Rock Hyrax.
Finally an unusually modest photo of our favourite exhibitionist primates. No, I am not referring to _______ [fill in the blank to make your own popular culture joke].