our hike to the waterfalls, we cruised around the park to see
what else was here. There were plenty of things to see but
it was getting late and the exhibits closed at 5pm.
The photos below are what we saw.
was an open-air hummingbird exhibit. There were sufficient
numbers of birds in the area so all that was required was some
feeders. There were plenty of the green birds
and they fought over space at the feeders.
This was a different type of green
hummingbird. Note the markings under his throat.
This blue hummer was big and
aggressive. He took what he wanted and easily
displaced the other birds.
the tongue sticking
blue bird was much
bigger than the other birds. But extra weight
means a need for extra fuel. He was drinking every
minute or so.
birds were always in motion.
passed the monkey house, but the inmates looked sad.
They are always
in motion and this one stopped long enough for me to
through the wire
of the cage.
We went through the Butterfly House and
asked if we could hold some newly "born"
butterflies. Kathleen volunteered.
The gal kept pulling
new 'flies out
of her basket and putting them on Kathleen.
of the butterflies dried their wings then flew away.
This one just hung out.
was a good sized Monarch butterfly.
at the head structure on this fellow.
one was brightly colored.
was surprised that they cultured so many species at once.
was a pretty nice specimen.
This one was a hitch-hiker and rode out
of the containment area on my shoulder. I did not notice it until we
were in the casita. Great colors on this one.
got him off my
shirt and onto a branch where he stayed for several
hours before flying away.
walked past the jungle cat exhibit and saw this inmate.
Autofocus does not work through wire or bars, so manual
focus is the order of the day. Sadly, the ocelot
did not get to where I could see his face clearly.
is mountain lion
in the mountains in southern Arizona. This cat
was unique in that he was watching us with
intent. The other cats either ignored us or
were doing something else.
This pair of magueys looked real cozy.
This jaguar was endlessly pacing back and forth but
ignoring our presence.
jaguar was in another cage and was watching the first jaguar.
is not a house cat, but something close. I did not catch the name,
but it had huge paws.
very beautiful feline.
The park had a snake exhibit too, but we got
there at closing time and only photo this one viper with a nasty,
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