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Short Subjects: At the Rural Zoo

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I'm still working on videos from yesterday's zoo trip. Zookeeping in the US is not only an urban pursuit - small zoos dot the countryside, run by dedicated people. This one's in Sigel, PA, and is attached to the Farmer's Inn restaurant on the edge of Clear Creek State Park. (Yes, I have video of the park. Later.)

First, a livestock identification exercise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOYCnCNpkS8

A kangaroo who's a great mom, and her useless husband. You know those things are just marsupial deer with jacked-up back legs, don't you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UoJ2CCOK4

In praise of the absurdly cute: 'Alpaca Charm'. I swear, they look like a committee of angels tried to design a stuffed toy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHdaKi2p79A

Bears'n'Friends: assorted animals and a cockatoo that says 'Hello':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5XiEi_MMlI

More later. I took a lot of footage.

smiley - dragon


Short Subjects: At the Rural Zoo

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Excellent - I just watched the Livestock Identification 101 and it reminded me very much of the Care Farm that I visited recently so I can imagine you had a lovely time there smiley - ok

Livestock Identification was super expert at the Care Farm, though - they had woolly goats, and the only way we could tell them apart from the woolly sheep was that the goats' tails are upright, while the sheeps' point downwards.

Love the sheep that was looking after the calf! Tricky identification indeed trying to work out what things are just from their bottoms smiley - laugh


Short Subjects: At the Rural Zoo

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Wow, fascinating watching the kangaroos - that is a large joey inside the mom's pouch!


Short Subjects: At the Rural Zoo

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

The alpacas are cute, and that is an impressive variety of animals. Lovely how the foxes have cups to curl up in! smiley - biggrin


Short Subjects: At the Rural Zoo

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - smiley I'm glad you liked them, Sasha! I thought those were good fox dens, too.

We were all fascinated by the joey climbing in and out. We'd never seen one do that.


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