My recent visit to the Pretoria Zoo was at lunch time.
Both for the animals AND me.
I was tempted to see what they were having.
I wonder why this Bactrain Camel was foaming at the mouth.
Luckily, unlike the Llama, they do not spit!
Actually they do…but only during the mating season.
This particular camel species is classified as critically endangered.
One of the Gorilla family that live at the Zoo.
I hope to be in Rwanda in 2014 to visit these “gentle giants” in their natural habitat.
One way to get from the entrance of the zoo to the upper part to see the big cats.
A Brown Bear dozes while a pair of Egyptian geese wander though the impressive enclosure.
The enclosures here are not the old style “animal-behind-bars” type,
they are set up like natural habitats so that the animals can enjoy the outdoor space.
And, of course…
another butt shot to end off my visit…
This is the rear view of a Black Rhino…
I spent almost three hours at the zoo and there were several exhibits that I did not get to see.
I will have to go back to have a look at the snakes and the Aquarium…
A great place for a fun and educational visit for the entire family!