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Rod's Critter Photos

Houston, Texas Zoo, March 2001


African Fox

This noctural animal has large ears for hunting.

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African Anteater

This is the first zoo that I have seen one of these strange animals.

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African Cheetah

The cats were all lazy in the bright sun; therefore, it was not possible to get a good picture of the Cheetah.

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A couple of nice elephants.

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A large alligator was sunning himself, and then decided to move.

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Unusual positions for a Giraffe, and some nice poses. It is unusual to get such nice pictures of Giraffes because they are usually behind quite ugly fences.

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Golden Tamarind

This monkey is VERY active. It was quite difficult to get this picture at all. This critter only stops moving for a split second.

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Miscellaneous Ducks

The duck pond has a large assortment of ducks. These are but a few.

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Australian Koala

This zoo has a small family of Koalas.

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African Lion

The lions were taking it easy in the hot sun, as well. A pair of females were down by the pond; one of them getting a drink. The male and another female were on the high ground, watching.

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South American Llama

The llama was in the petting zoo, and was enjoying people watching.

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Hawaiian Goose (Nene)

The Hawaiian geese were just roaming free in the zoo.

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Prairie Dogs

The Prairie Dogs were in an interesting exhibit where the people could get REAL close.

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Pygmy Hippopotamus

The Pygmy Hippo is about the size of a German Shepard, but is a LOT heavier.

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African Rhino

The Rhinos are always interesting; however, these guys were too friendly. They wanted to be close to all of the people, which I found quite unusual.

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Chuck Schultz's nemesis for Wily Coyote.

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Red Slider Turtle

The alligator pond had a LARGE number of Red Slider Turtles.

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Sun Bear

The Sun Bear was just taking it easy.

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As with all of the other big cats, the tigers were not very active.

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