Sunday

Gibbon Apes - Sharing Breakfast

Isn't it sweet how this gibbon ape was sharing a breakfast banana with his mate? :)

NOT! He handed it to her and when she reached for it he pulled it back.. twice! The third time he did it to her, she turned her back on him and wouldn't even look at him.

these mates have been together on their island as long as I've been going to the Safari. The female had a baby at one time that was fun to watch.

Sharing

Tuesday

Sika Deer

The male sika deer get pretty scruffy looking at times. This one is looking quite cool with his fancy earring though.

Sika Deer

Teddy Bear

Just a big ol Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

Saturday

Lion Collage - Camera Critters

I was touched by an email I received yesterday from Amy in Virginia. (Hi Amy) Amy and her daughter had watched a pair of lion cubs grow up at their local zoo and had fallen in love with the animals. When more lion cubs were born at the zoo, the two older cubs had to be moved to other wildlife facilities. Amy did a web search to see where the cubs moved to and discovered one was going Wildlife Safari in Winston Oregon and found my Wildlife Safari blog.

In Amy's email she said: "I was wondering if you might be willing to watch over our male lion cub Granby when he arrives at your beautiful wildlife park. I would love to find out how he is doing and see images as he grows"

Of course I look forward to Granby's arrival and will share news and photos of him as I get them.

I decided to put together a collage of some of my favorite Wildlife Safari lion posts so Amy can see how well and happy the lions are here.

Lion Collage1

Lion Collage 2

Lion Collage 3

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Sunday

Giraffe - A Handy Tongue

Giraffe's have long and evidently strong tongues. This one was breaking pieces of a stick off with his tongue before eating them.

Giraffe - A handy tongue

White Fallow Deer

Some of these deer have awesome racks.

White Fallow Deer

Saturday

Fear and Frustration - Camera Critters

It looks like just a small wire fence separating the lion and the nilgai but the nilgai really aren't in any danger. They did look a little jumpy though :) It must be frustrating for the lion so see them so close but so far out of reach. There is a very lion-proof fence and more distance than it seems between them.
Yikes!

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Wednesday

Pretty Baby - Zebra Style

Aren't babies wonderful? Species doesn't matter. I gave this beauty a little of a "glamour glow" treatment. Not that she wasn't beautiful before, its just fun to play with filters sometimes.

Pretty Baby - Zebra Style

Monday

Barbary Sheep

I know he looks more like a mountain goat than a sheep but he really is. His other name is aoudad.

Aoudad or Barbary Sheep

The Barbary Sheep is native to North Africa and is still located in very isolated mountainous areas there, but it was introduced to the United States in the early 1900s, at first only raised in zoos and private sanctuaries. In 1950, the first animals were released into the wild, and they settled in to New Mexico. More were released in Texas around 1957, where they continue to thrive. Currently, there are large populations of Barbary Sheep found in Spain, California, Texas, and New Mexico, but they are harder to find in their native Sahara Desert. Barbary Sheep are indigenous to dry mountain ranges, usually deep in the desert. They are extremely agile, jumping from stone to stone and climbing steep inclines.

Friday

Where's Waldo - Camera Critters

The male rhea sits on the eggs and raises the babies. Its hard to see the baby tucked safely into the papa rhea's feathers.

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Where's Waldo