September 14, 2010

Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, ID End of Summer

Today we introduced Candice to the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls. This was our second trip to the zoo using our annual membership which will allow us entrance to up to 100 zoos nationwide.

This is a Prevost's Squirrel, also known as an Asian Tri-Colored Squirrel, not to be confused with a Prevost Motorhome.

This little guy was enjoying the sunshine...
while this one watched from the other cage.

One of these things is doing its own thing...but it DOES belong...born August 16th, this "ugly duckling" will gradually turn pink from all the pink food it will eat. Cotton candy, pink lemonade, Franken Berry Cereal...

Do you know what this is? It is a Patagonian Cavy, also known as a Patagonian Hare. They are the 4th largest rodent behind the capybaras, beaver and porcupine. Because they can be very social with humans, the Patagonian Cavy can be a great pet.

Candice puts her coin in the wishing well, and properly keeps her wish to herself.

The King of the Jungle was posing for pictures today.

This mother serval recently gave birth to two babies. The babies were chasing each other while the mother lazed around. The serval has the longest legs of any cat relative to their body size.
The Tautphaus Park Zoo closes from October to March each year due to the harsh winter weather.

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To be continued...

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