After our visit to the Native Heritage Center we decide to take the short trip over to the zoo. Believe it or not, we try to visit zoos in all the cities we visit. They rarely disappoint us.
The newer type zoos refrain from putting animals behind cages, but have large enclosures. The wire fencing and or protective glass can make for difficult if not impossible picture taking. Quite often the camera focuses on the enclosure rather than the subject. So, we didn't get very good pictures, but want to share a few.
This Trumpeter Swan, the largest of waterfowl, was swimming in a pond, no fencing, so finally, we get a picture without shooting through something.
This little guy obviously got into a tussle somewhere along the line, which must have landed him in the zoo rather than the wild. He seems happy!
We are thrilled to find a Snow Leopard - very rare.
This guy worked himself into exhaustion this morning. It's as though he couldn't wait for a nap - anywhere!
An Alpaca with a very recent haircut!
And what kind of animal is this?
For further information: The Alaska Zoo
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