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TamanduaGirl
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I have an appointment to feed giraffe on the 13th. I'm so excited. Little does my BF know I plan to keep him there all day and look at everything else as well Smile
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Posted : November 2, 2014 12:40 pm
BlueBaby1023
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I have been there, and met one of the vets on staff there. It's a pretty nice place! Enjoy feeding the giraffes. Smile

4 Fancy Rats
2 American Guinea Pigs
1 Holland Lop Rabbit
1 Rex Rabbit
2 Ferrets
1 Lutino Cockatiel
5 Mixed Breed Cats
1 PitxLab
1 Great Pyr
1 Greyhound
2 Great PyrxAnatolian Shepherds
2 Red Foxes
5 Goats
~100 chickens, ducks, and turkeys

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Posted : November 2, 2014 1:39 pm
Ash
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Cool. Smile I checked out their website, and it seems like a really fun place to visit. I'm glad they're doing so much in cheetah conservation. You'll have to take a lot of pictures when you're there. 😉

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Posted : November 2, 2014 1:54 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Yeah I'm bringing my camera. Hopefully the weather wont be too bad that day but if it is raining I'll just enjoy as many animals that aren't hiding from the rain as there are. Since we have reservations I assume the giraffe feeding will happen rain or shine. I got a raincoat.

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Posted : November 3, 2014 8:46 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Okay I took over 230 photos and kept 220 of them, ha so here's the album

Flickr

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But I'll try to just post a few choice ones starting with the Giraffe. He was a 17 year old male. She said he was an alpha type male and didn't like to be touched so not to do that or he'd walk away in a huff and the feeding would be over. He was hanging out by the barn because his girl friend was being kept in for healing up from a run in with a cranky watusi. I also got a photo of an antelope with balls on the tips of it's horns so guess that was a cantankerous one too.

Old Giraffe by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
Old Giraffe by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
Old Giraffe by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
Old Giraffe - tongue by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

He was expecting this guy to give him carrots
Old Giraffe - Seriously give me carrots by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

While not technically part of the exhibit, I kept seeing the raven around and just missing catching him till he decided to stay still since he stole some cheetah meat. Speaking of the cheetah and tiger photos aren't so great because of the fences but they are in the album.
Raven by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

I was pleased to see the coatis were not fat. This one was hiding in plain site. The rest were foraging around but near the fence so not good photos. It's better when they are further back.
Sleepy Coatimundi by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Walaroo These guys were in a walk through area with no fence
Wallaroos by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
Wallaroos by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

The best lion photo
Lion by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Bear They weren't hibernating yet but soon will be. The do private "encounters" where you can watch the bear hibernate too, through glass.
Bear by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

The cougars were grump. This one was growling at us to buzz off
Grumpy cougar by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Rhino
Rhino by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Looks like he's smiling but think he has old man white fuzz on his upper lip
Maned Wolf by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

This Emu thought it was funny to stand in front of the car to keep us from going past
Emu by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Hippo head in water by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
Hipo closup by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

A lot of bison were enjoying these scratching trees
Bison by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Baby bison
Baby Bison by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Hairy Armadillo A bit later the tortoise began harassing him till he got out of it's way.
Hairy Armadillo by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Black tailed deer
Black Taailed Deer - pieballed by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Rhea(I think)
Rhea by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Guinea fowl using a dik dik to keep warm
Dik Dik & Guinea fowl by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Marmoset
Marmosett by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Wood ducks, because it came out pretty
Wood ducks by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Lemur
Brown Lemur by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
Brown Lemur by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Sitka Deer herd
Sitka deer by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Kookaburra
Kookaburra by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Zebras by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

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My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : November 23, 2014 9:20 pm
Nìmwey
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Awesome stuff. icon-smile

That brown lemur is a "red ruffed lemur", though. (Wish I could have them some day.)

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Posted : November 24, 2014 3:10 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Thank you. Now that you point it out that seems obvious. I should have kept the map that said what things were but I did know most of them, forgot some of the hoofstock though.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : November 24, 2014 6:36 pm
KingObeat
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Good photos. I should check this place out someday.

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Posted : November 24, 2014 7:31 pm
BlueBaby1023
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I love the photos. I wish I could go back, the vets that worked there were phenomenal. I know several of the cheetah keepers personally because they worked at the same rehab as me or I shared classes with them at OSU. Smile

4 Fancy Rats
2 American Guinea Pigs
1 Holland Lop Rabbit
1 Rex Rabbit
2 Ferrets
1 Lutino Cockatiel
5 Mixed Breed Cats
1 PitxLab
1 Great Pyr
1 Greyhound
2 Great PyrxAnatolian Shepherds
2 Red Foxes
5 Goats
~100 chickens, ducks, and turkeys

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Posted : November 24, 2014 8:37 pm
veralidaine
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Gorgeous photos. I loved your little comments too, they gave the animals personalities in my head.

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Posted : February 1, 2015 8:35 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Thank you. The emu was especially funny because he was obviously doing it on purpose.

The cheetah keepers seemed nice. We went by there during feeding time so they were there and my BF talked to them a bit.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : February 1, 2015 10:42 pm
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