Dallas Zoo 11/08/08

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Chickndaddy, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Well I went to the Dallas zoo this weekend with a friend and thought I would post some pictures. They are pretty good. If I can remember what the animals are I will label them, but I took a bunch of pictures. Enjoy!

    *Warning* There will be pictures of reptiles so if snakes terrify you then just skip over them. I will put them in their own section at the end.

    A lady feeding the flamingos, Black-necked Swans, a few types of ducks and the pigeons and grackles that showed up as soon as she started throwing feed.

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    Toucan:

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    Occellated Turkey:

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    You can see more pics of them here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=104146

    Arabian Oryx:

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    Black Rhino:

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    Bongo:

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    Llamas:

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    Cassowaries:

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    Kangaroos:

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    Pretty bird (some kind of Jay?):

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    Red-bellied Woodpecker:

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    Pigeon (don't remember what kind):

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    Beautiful ground bird (I think they were a type of pheasant or maybe a partridge?):

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    Pigeon:

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    Cute Parrot:

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    African Elephant:

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    Red Crowned Crane:

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    Galopogas Tortise:

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    Harpy - "I will steal..."

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    "...your soul!"

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    Saddle-billed Stork:

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    A few of me:

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    *REPTILES*

    Chameleon:

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    Panther Chameleon:

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    Perentie Monitor:

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    Emerald Tree Boa:

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    Random Snake:

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    Rat Snake (I loved this exhibit!):

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    18 foot Albino Burmese Python:

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    Crocodile Monitor:

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    Temple Viper:

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    Random Lizard:

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    Green Momba:

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    Black Momba:

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    Random Rattle Snakes:

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    Frogs:

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    Emperor Scorpion (Before Black Light):

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    Lizard:

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    The cutest little lizard face:

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    I included the roaches because they are icky... :

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Also wanted to say that I'm not 100% positive where this should have gone, so mods if it is in the wrong section feel free to move it. Normally I would have put it in Me, Myself, My Chickens.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The partridge type bird is a roul roul or a wood partridge. I can look up the 'pigeon' species later, they look like fruit doves to me.
     
  4. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I love zoos!!!!! Thanks so much for posting!
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Man, makes me want to visit the zoo! LOL
     
  6. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Thanks for the trip to the zoo. It's a little chilly here for "zooing."The little lizard face was my favorite. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Wow thanks for posting these - that Temple Viper is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Meri
     
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Nice pics! I like zoos too. That harpie was scary looking, I don't think I ever saw one before. Thanks for showing them. [​IMG]
     
  9. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Thanks for posting them, nice pics.
     
  10. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No Problem - the partridge are Roul-roul or Crested Wood Partridge (http://www.gbwf.org/francolin/roul.html); the pigeons look a lot like Rose-crowned Fruit Doves, but could be Beautiful Fruit-Doves (should check ISIS); the parrot is a Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot; the jay, a Green Jay.

    I think one of their saddle-bills came from our offspring several years ago.


    Dan
     

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