In the heat wave that we've been having the past month we had thought that many animals would hide away from the sun and that we wouldn't get to see much, but much to our surprise many were out to say hello. If I were a few of them though I would have been out swimming in my watering hole. I wonder why they didn't seem to think of it... Maybe they haven't been watching CNN or The Weather Channel and they certainly didn't get the memo :(
Black and white Colobus
Emu (These look like an ostrich at first glance but they're not. The emu is widespread across mainland Australia.)
Parma Wallaby (South Australia)
Bennett's Wallaby (Southeast Australia)
Snow Leopard (found in 12 countries in central Asia of which 60% is in China) Now imagine being a SNOW leopard in 104*F (40*C with high humidity). If animals evolve I would be swimming in my drinking water - cat or no cat. You could see it was tough on them too. Shame :(
Red-crowned Crane ("considered sacred across the Orient - a sign of fidelity, good luck, love and long life)
Cinereous Vulture (Found from Spain to mainland Chine - also known as the Eurasian Black Vulture) Shame: this fella was panting. He really did not seem to handle the heat well AT ALL. I felt concerned for him.
Amur Tiger (Largest of tigers therefore largest species of cat) - I couldn't decide which one of him to include here. I got about four really nice ones!
Bald Eagle (No matter how I tried I couldn't get around the cage on this one :(
I found one! I found one! (Eventually I was feeling like "Look! There's a tiger I need a loo!", "Look! there's a monkey I need a loo!", Look! There's a...." lol ;) And then we found it!
Once my eye balls stopped floating I was able to see this b-e-a-utiful peacock! Isn't he just magnificent! His call sounds funny; like he's saying "H-E-L-P! H-E-L-P!" :D
After this we just had to get out of the sweltering heat. Felt a little bit like crawling out of the desert moaning "W-a-T-e-R! W-a-T-e-R! :D - But a pleasant outing indeed!