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Birthday and Zoo
Yesterday was one of the best days ever for me. For my birthday my friends gave me a digital camera!! I was totally blown away 'cause they are so expensive and it was quite unexpected. Anyway, they insisted that I unpack it in the morning since we were going to the zoo in Leipzig. (The zoo is known for its HUGE, animal friendly enclosures. They are not perfect, naturally, since the animals are still living in captivity, but it's a lot better than most zoos I have seen). The perfect occasion to try out my new camera!
I made lots of lovely pics. If you would like to see, there are some samples below. Click to enlarge.

Of course, we spent a long time at the amur tigers's and the meerkats', my favorite exhibitions there. The tigers are soooo cuddly and pretty. *snuggles* They make you wish you could just bundle them up and take them home with you.

The meerkats are the cutest things ever. One of the males always sits guard on the tip of a large rock while the others bustle and scurry about. And there were little ones! They are only about 5 or 6 weeks old. Adorable!

We spent aprox. 6 hours in the zoo and then went home for dinner. I had a wonderful time and hope to have the opportunity to visit again soon. Perhaps with my mom this fall.

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t_verano From: t_verano Date: August 26th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool about the camera, and the great birthday you had -- and thanks for sharing the pics! I most loved the seal pics (right? or sea lions?), especially the one with the seal swimming, on his back with his flippers crossed on his chest -- beautiful shot.
dreaming_k From: dreaming_k Date: August 26th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
So glad you liked the pics. I am very proud about how they turned out. Though I have to say the animals were being very photogenic thus making it easy for me. :)

Yeah, I think the one you like is a sea bear (female, the one on the rock is the male). Actually it was sleeping or dozing in the water, just raising its head every few minutes to breath. Very cool.
sara_merry99 From: sara_merry99 Date: August 26th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooo!! Lovely!! I love the big kitties with their toys! :D

what a wondderful birthday for you!
dreaming_k From: dreaming_k Date: August 26th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah they were really busy with they chew toys. ;)

What I found really interesting is how different the lioness and the tiger reacted when their toys rolled into the water. The tiger just went after it, continuing to play in the water, while the lioness was wary of it and fished the ball out of the water with a paw.
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