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Otters on Speed

Otters are known as being playful.  However, having watched a bunch of them at Woodland Park Zoo, I have to think that they are on some serious drugs.  The speed with which they flew around the enclosure, wrestled with each … Continue reading

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Are Baby Reindeer Cute?

There is a school of thought that baby animals are a lot cuter than the fully-grown versions.  I guess cuteness is in the eye of the beholder so there may be some that find reindeer to be cute.  They are … Continue reading

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What a Great Crest Cranes Have

The Great Crested Crane is a crane that has a crest.  I think it is fair to say that this crest is pretty impressive.  You might almost say it is great!  I’ll let the picture speak for itself then…

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Tigers Being Tigers

There are four tigers at Cougar Mountain Zoo.  They are in two pairs and they move them between enclosures to give them some variety in their surroundings.  They were pretty active compared to tigers I have seen in other places.  … Continue reading

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The Alpha Wolf Even Looks Like He’s the Boss

The small pack of wolves at Cougar Mountain Zoo were quite something to watch.  They had a variety of territories in their enclosure and they moved between them frequently.  They did patrol the area near the visitors to keep tabs … Continue reading

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Cougar Mountain Zoo

Cougar Mountain Zoo is a small zoo located on the east side of Lake Washington in an area named, wait for it, Cougar Mountain.  While it is not a big facility, it does have an interesting variety of creatures in … Continue reading

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Goslings En Masse

Spring is the season for new life.  The geese had obviously been taking the task to heart because, as we walked around Bloedel Reserve, there was a large gathering of goslings.  It appeared to be that several families were mingling … Continue reading

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Fungi in the Woods

The grounds of Bloedel Reserve included a lot of different types of growth.  Meadows and woodland, organized gardens and natural growth.  There is obviously a lot of moisture in some areas because the amount of fungal growth was substantial.  Some … Continue reading

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Cormorants Lined Up for Inspection

It’s been too long since we last had a cormorant on the blog.  Time to rectify that.  These are not action shots.  Instead, as we walked along the shoreline on Bainbridge Island, there was a wooden beam out in the … Continue reading

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Sea Otter Tenant

Our visit to the aquarium in Monterey was mainly indoors but we did step out onto the deck area to see what was out there in the rain. I didn’t have a camera with me other than my phone but … Continue reading

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