Big cats at the zoo

Went to shoot the big cats at the zoo today. Got a few shot of the caracal, one nice photo of the lion and a lot of cheetah photos.

Caracals are said to be bird’s worst nightmare. They are so agile that their can take a dash, jump up in the air and grab the birds when they try to fly away. This is one of the pair living in the Toronto Zoo. It patrols its route meticulously. And at time stares down the noise Canada goose that’s making a lot of noise on the side. Lucky for the geese that the caracals can’t reach them.

Caracal Caracal

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Zoo animal photo clean up

Just a clean up of a bunch of animals that I have taken at the zoo for the past 6 months or so but never got posted.

This was taken on March 2003. The snow is still covering the ground. Chipmunks are search for food. I guess I startled him a bit as he soon runs away after I got the shot on the right.

Chipmunk Chipmunk

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African Lions

A collection of African lion photos taken at the Metro Toronto Zoo in 2002. Photos are all taken during the month August.

Here’s the resident male of the pride.

Lion Lion

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The great predators roundup

This is the great 2001 predators roundup. Now this year the most exciting thing is obviously the birth of two Siberian Tiger cubs. However, these other predators deserves some air time as well.

These are Arctic Wolfs, distinguished from the Gray Wolf by their year round white coat and shorter snort and ears.

Arctic Wolf

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