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And Again with the Critters

Updated on September 29, 2012
Expectant stare
Expectant stare | Source

So guess who's patiently waiting? For chopped chicken livers. Or water. Or kibble. Or fresh litter. Or pets. Or for you to dangle that feathered-ball-on-a-string thing another 2 or 3 dozen times.

Koala cub & mom
Koala cub & mom | Source

Alright, all together now: . . . 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Brilliant lorikeets
Brilliant lorikeets | Source

For a truly fun time, find a local zoo or bird sanctuary or wildlife experience where you can feed the lorikeets. These brightly colored birds, slightly larger than parakeets, will flit about you, lighting on hands and arms and shoulders and head to partake of nectar offered in a small cup.

Regal sentinel
Regal sentinel | Source

This gruff feline stands guard over a pedestrian quad at a Wilkes-Barre, PA college campus.

Snow Leopard at rest
Snow Leopard at rest | Source

Seen here enjoying a quiet afternoon at the zoo, this Snow Leopard, cousin to the fellow depicted above, appears equally regal, even at rest.

Red Panda
Red Panda | Source

Not sure if I caught this guy soon after a sneeze, or if he just loves slobbering on the glass. Much smaller and sleeker than his iconic black-and-white cousin, the Red Panda seems to be more fox than bear.

Polar pacing
Polar pacing | Source

Now this here is a bear's bear! The polar bear is the largest of bears, and a symbol of the arctic biome. The pacing behavior is considered merely a natural habit by some naturalists and zookeepers, a sign of the creature's stress or boredom by others.

The House on Pooh Corner?
The House on Pooh Corner? | Source

Let us close now, by exiting the domicile of yet another famous bear, Pooh. (In actuality, this cute little treehouse can be found somewhere on the Cambridge, MA campus of Harvard University!

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    • rickzimmerman profile imageAUTHOR

      rickzimmerman 

      5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      The feline at the top with the close-up direct stare is Miracle, the Devon Rex, who's watching me now from just a foot away, with exactly the same expression.

    • GlstngRosePetals profile image

      GlstngRosePetals 

      5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Wonderful photos of some beautiful creatures. Thank you for the share. Voted up!

    • rickzimmerman profile imageAUTHOR

      rickzimmerman 

      5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks, Sunnie! Best of the weekend! Rick

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      Sunnie Day 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Rick for a great walk through the zoo of wonderful animals..The red panda was amazing, I am with you I think more like a fox..really unique. Thanks again..Happy Saturday.

      Sunnie

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