The Electronic Nomad

Traveling the Country in a Converted Camper Van. "Not all who wander, are lost."

The Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo is perhaps most famous as being the home of TV animal guy Jack Hanna. The Zoo is consistently rated as the second-best zoo in the US, behind only the San Diego Zoo (one year, the Columbus Zoo actually came out on top, which led to TV commercials showing joyous zookeepers throwing away their shovels and yelling “No more Number Two!!”).

It really is a great zoo–spacious, large open enclosures, lots of variety in species, geography and habitat. I had a great time.

Here are some photos from a day at the Zoo.

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The Columbus Zoo

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The African Plains. There are at least a dozen species living together here, including Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Ostrich, Saddlebill Stork, Crowned Crane, and others.

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Who would have guessed that Ostriches have such lovely eyelashes?

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Derbyan Parakeet

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Birdie yoga–a Trumpeter Swan preening

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A goat getting some lovin’ in the Petting Zoo

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Baltimore Oriole in the aviary

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Prairie Dog

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African Crowned Crane–this is a male doing a mating dance to a female

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Wolverine taking a snooze

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Flying Fox fruit bat

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Manatee

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Humboldt Penguins

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Borneo Orangutan

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African Crowned Crane

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Blue-Bellied Roller

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Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

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Australian Amethystine Python

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Grizzly Bear relaxing in the pool

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Bonobo using a twig to fish peanut butter out of a hole in a log

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