Monday, June 2, 2008

A few more Zoo photos

I wanted to add these photos as well to the blog. They are also from our trip to the Zoo. Time is flying by and Noah is 7 months old. Look at how much he's grown.

Gracie playing in the sand

Monkey in the cage

Tired Cheetah resting in the sun
  • The name cheetah comes from an Indian word meaning "spotted one."
  • The young cub has a long gray-blue coat and a black underbelly that rapidly lightens and becomes spotted.
  • Early peoples trained cheetahs for hunting, and many civilizations depicted them in their art and in written records.
  • Cheetahs were so popular that Akbar the Great of India was said to have kept a stable of about 1,000.
~Quoted from American Wildlife Foundation.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I love the zoo, too, Julie! I doubt I'll ever see some of these animals in the wild (and I certainly never want to come across any of them!) so it's nice to be able to experience them a little bit. I do feel sorry for them, too. I hope their environment at least helps them escape predators and such.