Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh Boy!

The title comes from a line in the Wizard of Oz, chanted by Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow.

But, I have led you astray.  Today there are no lions, no tigers, and the only bears were Panda Bears, in the last post, which dear reader, are not bears at all.

There were big cats and bears elsewhere in the zoo, but these are the animals I saw.

HIPPOPOTAMUS

 

Hippopotami are shiny when wet!

Hippopotami are shiny when wet!

Still raining....

Still raining….

RHINOCEROS

Rhinoceros are killed by humans for their horns, which are bought and sold on the black market and which are used by some cultures for ornamental or traditional medicinal purposes.

Rhinoceros

They can weigh a much as a tonne!

Feeding time at the zoo.

Feeding time at the zoo; rhinos are herbivores.

And ANOTHER Rhino...

There are three types of two-horned Rhinos and I can’t figure out which one these are (and I didn’t take notes.)

 ZEBRA

 

Giving the cold shoulder.

Giving the cold shoulder (or hip) to the camera.

ELEPHANTS

Hide your eyes, children.  I actually got even more graphic shots, but decided not to post them.

An unexpected encounter with a breeding pair.

An unexpected encounter with a breeding pair.

And, he followed her around for several minutes.

And, he followed her around for several minutes.

I didn't notice anyone else watching this performance!

I didn’t notice anyone else watching this performance!

GIRAFFE

There was also a giraffe house, but I didn’t see any giraffes inside. Only this lonely looking youngster.

 

The Chonqing zoo is surrounded by the city.  The giraffe looks very much out of place.

The Chonqing zoo is surrounded by the city. The giraffe looks very much out of place.

Next Post: More from Chongqing.

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3 comments on “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh Boy!

  1. lemanshots says:

    Great pictures! 🙂

  2. Romance in elephant land – cool! I’d like to think he followed her around first to ‘woo’ her 🙂

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