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after a very, very long time, we had been to the zoo
in schoenbrunn again. this time we also paid a visit to those animals we usually come by less frequently. like the koala bear[001-004].
also the kangaroos[005-006] are usually off our usual route, so we stopped there too. the giant panda had had babies two months ago, but they were not out yet, unfortunately.
cute as always were the red pandas[008-012], aka firefox. so fluffy, so cute, i so want to hug and cuddle them.
but then i would also like to cuddle and hug the lions[013-025]. big cats as they are, they are lying around, dozing off, and napping.
and if cats are not sleeping, there is only a few other things they might be doing. either sitting in boxes, chasing red laser dots, or eating.
and that is exactly what the tigress[026-052, 063] did. thus we got a good view on her, and could take a few shots of this majestic big cat.
we like alpacas, but they do not have them in schoenbrunn; instead they have vicunas[053-059], who come pretty close to the cute alpacas.
we had our next stops at the enclosures of the capybaras[060-062], the rabbits[064-065], the parakeets[066-067] - who have a aviary on their own, donkeys[068-070,072-073], goats, loads of insects[074-082] in the insect-house, and buffaloes. our round trip then brought us to the nyalas[084-085] and the rhinoceros[086-092], who seemed to be grumpy as always.
next were the monkeys[093-096], where one of them tried to get some free treats by reaching through the bars of the enclosure. the rest of the gang was rather leisurely, and just sat around watching the visitors of the zoo.
we found the vultures[097-099] pretty impressive, but their cage seems way too small. those big birds, with their enormous wing span seem to be quite narrowed.
the crow instead was enjoying its freedom and was trying to get leftovers from the snacks the visitors were eating. or visitors leaving peanuts behind for them, such as i did. the clever bird liked them a lot.
usually a rare sight are the wolves[101-109]. generally they can be found in the upper most area, the furthest away from any human eye walking along the fence. but this time two of them got pretty near, and were howling. what a nice, scarce sight.
the penguins[110-124] were next on our tour. they do not mind being stared at anymore. instead, they stare back at the visitors, maybe studying them or just being curious. no one knows.
last stop were the cheetahs[125-128], who usually rest right at the big windows so one really gets a very good look at them; they were sleepy and totally calm. we spent the last minutes there, before we had to leave, as the zoo was closing.
yeah, we definitely should go to the zoo more often again. we still find new things every time we go there - we love this place.