Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Scavenger Hunt # 11 - An animal in a zoo

We spent the last long weekend up in Auckland. The weather was on our side and we planned many activities.
Ok we were in Auckland for a meeting of the husbands side of the family for genealogy but we extended our stay and had to take in the zoo etc.
The list for this years scavenger hunt from Rinda came out on the Saturday and as we are so far ahead in time to most of the world, I didn't get chance to check her blog to see the list until late Saturday afternoon, by which time we had spent the day at the zoo.

So imagine my surprise and delight when I read # 11 on the list.....An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature reserve.
Perfect, only problem was which picture of which animal to show you guys as my final picture?

Only one thing for it, show you a few......

This is Burma, the only elephant at Auckland Zoo after her companion Kashin died in 2009. As you can see Burma loves exploring new enviroments and enjoys her daily walks around the zoo.
Yes folks this is the elephant that walks around the zoo with her keepers and when I took this picture she was all of 2m away from me!

I just had to take a picture of this flamingo, as wouldn't everyone love legs that long, or is that a neck that long, oh I don't know!

And this is the male tiger at the zoo, Boz and he is beautiful. Yes I am standing 2m away from him as well, but no he wasn't on a free walk about in the zoo, there was a rather large 2 inch thick piece of glass between me and him!!

So there you have it, my first submission to the scavenger hunt of 2013


Maria Ontiveros said...

These are great finds, although I think I like the performing arts theater even better. There's something about it that gives such a sense of a foreign (to me) place.
I think I'm going to the zoo on Friday as there's both a baby tiger and a baby giraffe.

debs14 said...

Love these pictures!

helena said...

oh I do love Auckland zoo - lovely photos

Chipper Newman said...

I love Auckland zoo! I went as a teenager while visiting my step-grandparents. They now live in Christchurch so I doubt I'll be back there any day soon. Love your photos.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

We have peacocks the walk around free at our zoo.

Love the flamingo ;)

JulieJ said...

Good start. DD loves zoos. Hoping to take her to Edinburgh zoo to see the panda - maybe i should make it this year.