The Laughing Dove, or Senegal Turtledove, is not a native of Australia. It is, in fact, native to Africa and India. Apparently, back in 1898, Perth Zoo released a number of pairs into the wild. Given the natural catastrophes, caused by the introduction of other non-indiginous species into the Australian continent, one has to ask ….… Continue reading Nesting
Quite pleased with this, considering the photo was taken through possibly the dirtiest piece of glass ever. The Tiger was intent on some point in space and was not phased by numerous people standing directly in front.
Pic taken at Perth Zoo but not one of the inmates. Apparently one of the Honeyeater family.
King of all I survey
A Baboon, having a bad hair day, but making the most of the shade.
The signs say she doesn’t stop for photo’s and that you shouldn’t touch her. However, I don’t think Tricia knows the rules. I was lucky enough to observe her stopping to say hello to these lucky folks. Possibly she was hoping that they had a snack, any how she spent quite a few minutes here before slowly moving off. A lovely moment.
Tricia, an Asian Elephant at Perth Zoo (November 2013), taking her daily constitutional. Apparently she turned 56 this year. It’s not often you can get up close and personal with an animal this size.