Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day at the Zoo

Hey Pups,

Turns out dogs aren't allowed at the zoo. The bipeds have a membership and go visit a few times a year. Last month, they had plans to go for a member's only day. They would have been able to go "behind the scenes" and see things like the veterinary area, food service, etc; however, it was under 20 degrees that day. They decided to go today because it was unseasonably warm (about 50 degrees F). There were some cats there that I would have liked to chase...

This is the Amur Leopard.


The mother Amur Tiger. Almost 2 years ago, she had three cubs at the Philadelphia Zoo. The cubs still live there with her, but soon will probably live at other zoos. Their dad now lives in Indianapolis. Her name is Khyra.

These guys sure don't mind the cold weather.

Dad's favorite animal to see at the zoo.

I really would have liked to see the Amur Leopards, Amur Tigers and polar bears. The leopards and tigers are named for the Amur River which runs through Siberia. My ancestors are from there, so maybe the leopards, tigers and I are distant cousins. The polar bears live in the Artic regions of North America. Mom and Dad think I might be part Malamute, or else I'm just an extra large Siberian. Mals are from Alaska, there's polar bears in Alaska... maybe, the polar bear is a distant cousin of mine too. I'll have to get Dad to work on researching that on the genealogy websites.

Well, back to watching the Bud Shootout (I was able to distract Dad because Ryan Newman isn't running the race due to rule changes - Dad's not happy about that).

Royal Kisses, KSB

15 woo woos:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That is another beaWOOtiful Khyra, eh?

Tank woo fur sharing those pikhs!

Once upon a time, just AFTER the dinosaur age, my mom used to go to THAT zoo evfurry year!

I hope the Little Biped had fun!

MFT, Lady Khyra NOT THE KHAT Wise of Pawsylvania

PeeEssWoo: Why would buds have a shoot out? Aren't they pals?

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

That is the PRETTIEST Khyra I know. (If MFT sees this, the other one has sharper claws). The little biped looks like she was having a good time with the leopard

Princess Eva

Amber-Mae said...

How kool! Though I like kitty cats & shove my nose up their butts, I'll never mess around with those big cats!

Boogie Woogie,
Solid Gold Dancer

The Army of Four said...

Ooooh! We love the bald eagle, too!

Cyber-sibes said...

Now THOSE are cats! Beawootiful ones! Hmm, another Khyra? That's ok. There still only one MFT!
Our humom loves zoos. since her little bipeds aren't little anymore, she doesn't go furry often. Thanks fur sharing your gorgeous pictures!

woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

D'Azul Siberian said...

Wooo, very cool fotos of the zoo critters. Gotta love the polar bears.

D'Azul, Where Siberians Rule

Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like they had fun. Too bad you weren't allowed to go.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Woo Woo and HaRoooo!
Those are some furry big cats! Wouldn't want to mess wid dem.
Maw missed da Bud Shootout but heard JG came in 4th.

Husky kisses,

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Woo Woo and HaRoooo!
Those are some furry big cats! Wouldn't want to mess wid dem.
Maw missed da Bud Shootout but heard JG came in 4th.

Husky kisses,

Tracey and Huffle said...

My mum saw real live polar bears last year in the wild and she said it was amazing!

Huffle Mawson

Raising Addie said...

Very cool trip to the Zoo!

Sorry you guys couldn't go.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Those are some excellent pictures! I would love to meet some polar bears in real life. Well. . I THINK I would love to meet some polar bears. Are they nice?


The Daily Echo said...

Here kitty, kitty, kittttty! They would sure make an extra large Purrito!

The OP Pack said...

That was beautiful to see. We can't believe there was a CAT named Khyra- horrors.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Going to the zoo would be really fun, but it does sort of look like one big crate.