I enjoy going to the Sacramento Zoo. I’ve gotten to know the animals and their habits. There are new animals, and I’ll introduce them later. There are successes and trials when photographing zoo animals.
I know I’ll not be able to capture a meercat with my camera because they just keep running, at a good speed, along the perimeter of their enclosure. Well all except the lookout who stands still and just keeps turning its head looking for danger. Plus it’s a glass enclosure and you need to photograph through children’s hand prints.
The flamingos are a favorite because they are beautiful and have fun personalities. Sometimes they fight and sometimes they show affection.
While we’re in the pond, there is one white pelican–another favorite of mine. This was the first time I saw him eating.
One of the new arrivals is the largest rodent in the world (says a docent)–a capybara.
The lioness was posing beautifully while her mate was peaking out from under a bush.
The red panda was grooming itself before napping and I was able to catch it with eyes open before it rested it’s head. The mongoose lemur got back from it’s cage far enough for me to photograph through the wires.
The cheetahs were being exceptionally difficult. They did not want to sit still, turn and face the camera and stay the proper distance from the enclosure fence. I asked the keeper to talk to them, but I don’t think she did!
I’ve left the best for last–the giraffes. It was feed the giraffe time where guests could feed a patient giraffe some leaves.
The other giraffes had to fend for themselves.
I hope you enjoyed this zoo visit as much as I did. I’ve linked each animal with the area where their fact sheet is located for your reading pleasure!