Rod's Critter Photos
Houston, Texas Zoo, March 2001
This noctural animal has large ears for hunting.
This is the first zoo that I have seen one of these strange animals.
The cats were all lazy in the bright sun; therefore, it was not possible to get a good
picture of the Cheetah.
A couple of nice elephants.
A large alligator was sunning himself, and then decided to move.
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.
This monkey is VERY active. It was quite difficult to get this picture at all. This critter
only stops moving for a split second.
The duck pond has a large assortment of ducks. These are but a few.
This zoo has a small family of Koalas.
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,
South American Llama
The llama was in the petting zoo, and was enjoying people watching.
Hawaiian Goose (Nene)
The Hawaiian geese were just roaming free in the zoo.
The Prairie Dogs were in an interesting exhibit where the people could get REAL close.
The Pygmy Hippo is about the size of a German Shepard, but is a LOT heavier.
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.
Chuck Schultz's nemesis for Wily Coyote.
Red Slider Turtle
The alligator pond had a LARGE number of Red Slider Turtles.
The Sun Bear was just taking it easy.
As with all of the other big cats, the tigers were not very active.
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