Dallas Zoo

Had a good time in the Dallas Zoo. I particularly liked the reptile exhibits, which had some species that I had not seen before, and which are only rarely seen in US zoos.

Some photos from a day at the zoo.

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Spectacled Langur

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Chinese Alligator

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Black Tree Monitor

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Blind Cave Salamander

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Giant Anteater

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Harpy Eagle

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Mexican Redleg Tarantula

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Chimps grooming

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Feeding the Giraffes

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Tuatara. Not a lizard–it is from a group of reptiles that flourished at the time of the dinosaurs but is now reduced to just this species.

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I usually don’t bother with shots where I can’t see the animal’s face, but this is such an unusual animal for a zoo that I took the shot anyway. Inland Taipan. Drop for drop it has the most potent venom of any terrestrial snake, but because it lives in remote areas of Australia it is only rarely encountered by humans.

 

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