The very first creature encountered could be heard barking a long way off -- one of the graceful pinnipeds, cruising around the enclosure with the others and raising a ruckus.
Fruit bats, as it turns out, just love salad. They love it enough to fight over it.
(Not shown: smaller, straw-colored bats, all but one of whom had collected into a tight group and were being hectored by the remaining bat. I checked for insignia or a clerical collar; didn't see any.)
Hey, here's an idea: ducks on stilts. Bright pink ducks on stilts, who stand on their heads to eat!
Cheetahs: so fast, they can show up twice in the same photo!
Tigers, the big ones, are getting sleepy....
Captain Nemo, the early years:
|Future marine biologist and/or fisherman|
Where's Nemo? (The other one):
|Not actually Nemo. Also, these critters have kinda freaky, PG-13 rated lives, really.|
This is going to confuse the fruit bats if they see it.
Tam shoots a bear:
In the Deserts dome, there are strategically placed heat lamps. Tortises like to bask under them. Lizards find there's nothing quite like a warm tortise on a chilly afternoon. The terrapin had no comment:
En route to the Indianapolis Zoo from downtown, we passed the Old Trails building, one of the few examples of Native American Deco architecture, ever: