It was a great visit until we witnessed a group of Orange T-Shirt wearing volunteers terrorizing a Peacock. People are just evil and I don't understand why those who don't respect Animals even come to the Zoo, let alone volunteer to help there. This large group were seen chasing and trying to corner the bird in hopes of catching it! Yes, they were vocal about trying to catch it, and said, "I wonder if it will fit in my backpack. ... I'll have to cut it up if not." !!!! OMG! The later I hope was jokingly, but still Who says this? Who says this when volunteering at a Zoo?! Evil people that's who! Shame on all of you. If I knew your company name I would call you out!
Well, that deceiving sign (at Cats) about this particular yard being an "Enrichment" yard, that I blogged about is gone. Once again after I post about something, a change is made. This is the third one (at least that I've made public) in a week's time.
It made no sense as you can read in my other post
Its all very brain curious as they were rotating yards for Enrichment purposes, but now they seem to now be settling into established yards? Rotating was enriching, so I guess that is out now? Hopefully the three Tigers still get to rotate as I think its essential for Shastyuh who seems to get restless.
My Precious Goober was happy to see us!
He gave many smiles and nose wiggles :)
I was once told by a Keeper that I was Enrichment for Goober! You can see by his smile that this is TRUE! My visiting Goob, enriches his life. It makes me cry to be able to bring that to him. I wish I could still visit him behind the scenes as I have been lucky to do. I would sit there and give him tons of pats :) ... Even though this Keeper who I was once friends with but now doesn't talk to me (I can only assume because she doesn't agree with my outspoken opinions and airing of truths), I will always cherish her words, as they are one of the best things anyone has ever said to me.
Pike was having a literal ball in the pool!
Pretty Peccarie Ladies :)
Peony is the shy one,
Poppy has fluffy cheeks,
Petunia is out in front :)
Check out my photosite for more photos from today! (Will post them by Tuesday)
FYI my post about the Duiker Disrespect is finally done. Its in the "hold" space, following the other post in which I mentioned the Duiker situation briefly.