A Golden-Breasted Starling (Königsglanzstar) seen in a large walk-through aviary at the Berlin Zoo. Their natural habitat is in Eastern Africa such as Somalia or Ethiopia.
Ashanti, one of the White Storks at Tulsa Zoo.
She is an avid nest builder as she builds a nest every spring. She shares her paddock with Aurora another female white stork, so if there are eggs in that nest, they aren't fertile. Aurora, on the other hand, is not into building nests!
Zum 12. Todestag von Knut! Im Gedenken an Eisbär Knut, meine Bilder-Galerie...
Es war nach 30 Jahren die erste Geburt eines Eisbären im Zoologischen Garten. …und gleich ein „Superstar“!
Link zur Bildergalerie:
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I'm going to go with a big cat photo for today's #Caturday - this is Bhanu, a male Asiatic lion at ZSL London Zoo.
He had just climbed atop a wooden platform from which he was looking down.
He then settled down to relax in the sun and I took a short 4k video of him doing so:
The zoo seems to have a lot of luck with their various breeding programs, though good news is rarely without bad. Three cubs were born to the snow leopard pair. One, sadly, didn't survive, but we were able to enjoy watching the surviving snow leopards grow up & thrive. They are now in new homes, to hopefully have families of their own as part of zoo breeding programs, but it was wonderful being able to see them for as long as we did.
One snowy day in the zoo. The lions and cheetahs seem to not mind the snow, choosing to go outdoors rather than stay indoors. And when they get tired of the cold, they have heated caves to enjoy so they can people watch or snooze until their keepers bring them in.