I was ready to go home after the candy factory visit, but the wee people had their hearts set on going to the
Native American word that means
"people of the place of fire")
Zoo. I couldn't find anywhere how the zoo got it's name--and I didn't see any people running around on fire--so I can only surmise there was once a Potawatomi population in that area.Moving on...The Potawatomi Zoo is located in South Bend, Indiana (that's north-central, near the Michigan border). It's not a big zoo, but nicely laid out and they did a nice job taking advantage of the space they had. Our Zoological Society membership came in handy, once again, and got us into this zoo free! BONUS!
I took this pic for Peachey. Did you say recently you liked this kind of flower?Camel 1Camel 2Uuuuuuh... camel pushmepullyou?We-de-de-de
A-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimowehIn the jungleThe mighty jungleThe lion sleeps toniiiiiiiiightIn the jungleThe quiet jungleThe lion sleeps toniiiiight(there Jane, now I've changed the song in your head...)You can be a big pig too! OY!Hey! I think this belongs in my mooning blog
Yet another peacockBut the first tortoise we saw... He was mowing the lawn.If you've ready many of my blogs, you know I love dragonflies. I was pretty excited about this. A whooooooooooooooooooooole pond dedicated to them
As my luck would have it though, there wasn't a single one to be seen. Anywhere. I looked, believe me. Girl-child looked too. A pretty
damselfly greeted me in the parking lot though, landed on my hand, and apologized for my disappointment
FACTOID: Dragonflies are usually larger and their wings are always extended like a plane. Damsel's fold their wings behind them when they're resting.)Not many zoos have anteaters (I started to type "aunteater" HA!
). Back when girl-child was about six months, we visited the zoo in Tucson, Arizona. They have a nice anteater. He licked both of us
I added talk bubbles cuz there's something about prairie dogs that needs dialogue.... Yes, that's a hint. Commence dialoguing for the prairie dogs!
Gibbons grooming. Prior to popular belief, they are not picking out bugs. It's a social "thing" where they groom each other by pick out dirt and dry dead skin.Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah... This totem pole was right outside the petting zoo area. I know, I know... Yeah, it is kinda obscene isn't it? Maybe if I took the picture from another angle? Or maybe I should just submit the picture to the
Fail Blog...We were done at Potawatomi Zoo in about two hours, ate our picnic lunch, then pointed north for home...
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