Wednesday Roam — A Warm and Lazy Day

Some time ago I bought a membership to the Albuquerque BioPark – the zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, and Tingley Beach are the four components of the BioPark.  Tingley Beach is an open natural space area with access to the Rio Grande. I spend a couple days a month at the BioPark and the membership has been a good investment — lots of blog posts have come out of those visits.

I spent Monday afternoon at the zoo. It was a sunny and warm day…about 88 degrees…and not crowded, being a weekday. The zoo residents were taking it easy…mostly. Those with water access and a willingness to get in the water were staying wet but the others were mostly taking naps.

 Falling asleep playing with a twig
Falling asleep playing with a twig
 Barely awake
Barely awake

We all need naps from time to time….

 Mountain Lions need naps too
Mountain Lions need naps too
 Bengal Tiger napping
Bengal Tiger napping

 

Some of us struggle to stay awake….

He's  trying to stay awake
He’s trying to stay awake
hanging out
hanging out

 
And then there are certain family obligations…. We have a new baby hippo who is the star attraction. He stays close to mom but she is not shy about showing him off. He has learned to swim so will swim with her in the pool.

 Mother and son

 Baby boy hippo less than 2 months old
Baby boy hippo less than 2 months old

 

 

 

 

 

Still have some pool time

 

 

 

 

 Polar Bears float
Polar Bears float

The Polar bears were having a great time. It was snack time and they were doing belly flops into the pool going after fish. They would leap into the water from about seven feet up on the rocks and chase after the fish thrown by the attendant. Sometimes they’d catch it with their paws or mouth but they seemed to enjoy diving into the water after the snack.

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