“Did you know that the Sichuan takin’s funny looking nose helps warm up the air?”
After eating our lunch, sketching animals, and then the keeper talk with the African painted dog, the workshop participants got back on the bus for a condensed pasture tour.
We lucked out with a great tour guide who had a lot of knowledge about the animals. Plus many animals were out in the pasture.
I brought my long lens so I was able to get a lot of great photos.
This is a banteng and an eld’s deer. The banteng is a wild cow species typically found in Thailand.
The winter home for some of the animals, some of the scenery, and how the mow some of the pasture.
The Sichuan takin and one of the deer species.
The Sichuan takin – He actually a goat-antelope. They live in cold regions so their noses warming up the air helps their lungs not seize up with cold air.
They live in the same bamboo forests as the giant panda.
Aren’t they cute animals?
More of the winter homes.
There was a back up at the one gate. The giraffes were in an ackward spot. If they opened the gate, the girafees might have escaped. So those tours needed to wait.
The zebras just wanted to stand under the shelter.
The scimitar-horned oryx – This species has been extinct in the wild for the past 40 years. Several zoos and conservation organizations have been working on reintroduced them to the wild.
Since I have a lot of photos from the pasture tour, I’m going to have a part 3 of this series.
In the next blog post, I’m going to share the giraffe, Pere David’s Deer, and Bactarian camel photos.
Have a magical day,