For me, going to the Sacramento Zoo is like seeing old friends. You get to know some animals by name, you learn their behavior and watch their babies grow. My camera group decided since the zoo was open again, we needed to visit. Right now you just can’t go to the zoo on a whim. You need to go online and buy your ticket for a specific time slot. Even though I’m a member, I still have to reserve a time slot. They can only let in a certain number of people at a time for each specified slot.
So, we were at the zoo at 10:30 a.m. Fortunately, the large cats were still awake, having eaten their bones. It was a Thursday–bone day!
This is the second time I’ve caught the Red Pandas awake. They were busy finding and eating food.
All the Orangutans were out and having a lot of fun and eating.
The River Otters were putting on a show too. I processed this one in black and white.
One of the alligators came out from the water so we could get a good look at him. Does he look hungry?
Baby giraffe, Glory, has grown since my last visit. She’s eating food put at her height.
The Masai Giraffe was playing with a large plastic bucket. Do you think he’d be good at soccer?
One of the Okapi decided to show me his best side! They do have a beautifully marked rear.
Some of my favorites weren’t out. I guess another visit should be put on the calendar.