"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A to Z 2014 Challenge Z is for Zebra

Z is for Zebra
Ok I am cheating here....
Zebra = Cebra in Spanish!
Who knew? Certainly not me!
Look where I had to go to get
this photo! 
April 29, 2014

Canada Geese and Zebra
April 29, 2014

I convinced Russell to stop on our
way home to drive through this 
wildlife park. Their purpose is:
Wildlife Safari is dedicated to conservation, 
education and research of native and exotic wildlife.
 It is our commitment to educate the public
 about the status of animals around the world.
Besides the Zebras and geese we saw
lots of other animals from all over the world.
Here are only a few of the photos I took.

Watusi Cattle

 Watusi Cattle April 29, 2014

I could not get over the size of the horns
on these cattle and how heavy they must be.
The cattle did walk rather slowly. 

Scimitar Oryx
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Giraffe in conversation with one of the handlers.
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American Bison
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Quite tame Rhea also looking for a hand out
They sell food at this park so you can feed the animals.
Some animals....not the lions, tigers, cheetahs nor cougars!
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White Fallow Deer 
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The deer are quite sweet 
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Last, but certainly not least
the Brown Bear! Having  lovely time.
Thanks to all the A-Z Co-Hosts-
especially Alex and Tina
and all 2018 fellow participants!
Click HERE to see everyones blog links.
See you all next year!!


Sandee said...

I would have loved exploring there for the day. How fun.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That would be cool to drive through a park like that. Did any animals sit on your car?

Celia said...

Wow, a great side trip. I'd never heard of a Watusi cow before. Incredible horns.

Tina said...

Wow, your comment really made my day today. I'm so glad we've connected through this Challenge and I look forward to building a friendship.
I would love to go on an adventure like that. I'm fascinated by zebras, being a horse lover since childhood.
Congrats on a great Challenge. Wow, that was nice of you to thank me publicly and link me! You rock!
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

messymimi said...

What a nice park, and you got to see zebras! They are fascinating to me.

Congratulations on the A to Z!

Stephen Hayes said...

Great pictures. I bet most people will be surprised that there's no such thing as an American buffalo. Ycu set them straight by referring to it as an AMERICAN BISON.

achieve1dream said...

I was going to do Zebras too since I went to a drive through safari on Sunday, but I couldn't upload my pictures due to computer problems so I have to go with Zip Codes. *pout*

Your pictures are awesome!! Looks like you had fun. I got to pet a kangaroo and a giraffe so I was super excited hehe. I'll get pictures posted in a few days when we stop having issues with everything. :)

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to go on a safari, you're so lucky! And that deer probably has the most innocent look on its face I've ever seen. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures! So much personality in some animals, huh?

C.D. Gallant-King said...

Zebra and Canadian geese in the same place is just... wrong. We are messing with forces we don't understand people, playing with the make-up of the natural world! What happens if we discover geese have a taste of zebra flesh and they turn into violent, marauding monsters that scour the globe for striped equine flesh, but will settle for the blood of Man in a pinch? Huh? What do we do then?

Choki Gyeltshen said...

Beautiful post

Rajlakshmi said...

wow so many animals on road... that must be fun. Lovely captures.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This made me laugh in surprise! Check out my "Z" post from 2011... http://www.josie2shoes.com/2011/04/z-is-for-zebra.html

While I don't begin to share your photography talents, we had a lovely time viewing and feeding those critters from our hands. Looks like your visit was amazing too! Another A-Z survived, I'll be back to catch up on more of your posts soon!