We went to the zoo a couple weeks ago. Zoo Montana. It is here in Billings, but I had never been before. I suddenly started hearing commercials on the radio, saying that the animals like the cool weather, so winter is a better time to spot them all out and about. Well, we had a blast. We saw every animal! And thanks to the amazing camera I got for Christmas, I got some great photos, too.
Bald Eagle(s), there were two of them, but the more distant photos are less impressive to me.
Some sort of Asian deer...see it?
Red Pandas. Liam declared them to be El Gato (our cat). I think he was disappointed, because he knows what a Panda is supposed to look like.
And this Peacock, who hangs out at the gift shop.
There was a Grizzly Bear, but he was intrigued by something near the corner of his pen, so he was pacing back and forth, rapidly, in a place that made him hard to photograph. Something he does often, apparently, because he had worn quite a trench in the dirt. A Wolverene, who was also strangely obsessed with pacing back and forth. He was right up next to the viewing area, but the chain link fence made for poor pictures. They had one Big Horn Sheep, whose horns were...sad, to say the least. He headed into his barn as soon as he caught us looking at him. We also by-passed some River Otters, the farm animal portion, and we sped by the geese and ducks so we could see the snakes inside before closing time.
This guy was in with the Big Horn Sheep. I think he was not a part of the exhibit, but just a friend. A Golden Eagle, perhaps? It seemed large for a hawk. Some sort of bird of prey, anyway. That poor sheep was so small, maybe the bird was there hoping for lunch.
Oh, no, wait. That's just our new dog, Sarge.