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Animals at our Local Zoo: Bear & Onager

Updated on October 16, 2011

Himalayan Black Bear

 

When we arrived at the enclosure for the Himalayan Black Bear, the male was having a nap, like all hubbies while his better half was foraging for something, I don't know what. Actually we didn't notice the bear of the house at first; we thought there was only one. Look at the last two pictures; that was how he was having a nap, one foot on the pole, and shamelessly flashing his....Where was I? Ah, yes, the rest of you look at the close-up, while I talk to the kids.

Then we saw the sign. The painter who did the 'Swamp Dear' one has extended his endearments to the ursan family as well. So now they are Himalayan Black DEARS! And a well-meaning Vandal has tried to correct it!

Sure they are dear bears, aren't they?

Wild Ass or Onager

I hope that 'wild ass' will get me lots of views from drooling people, hehe! The Onager was let fairly loose though separated from us by a wide ditch. He was happily feeding on grass while we approached him. He is the size of a horse, though a donkey. And well built, too, dig those muscles! There's lots of grass in the zoo, so he's cheap to keep.

 

To get real facts about Onagers, not just my ramblings, visit Jackilyn's cool hub on Onagers.

To see white tigers, go here.

For elephants, click here.

If you would like to see Indian Bisons and Deer, click here.

All pictures taken from my camera. (My son took some.)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Oh, thanks. But I still feel bad even if you don't mind. :)

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      compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Hi Kenny,,Just to let you know my comment--> :O was supposed to be-->:P at Zsuzsy Bees comment -->"Wise Ass? Wide Ass" and not because you mis-spelt my name so there was no need for an apology:)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      LOL! Thank you, Abhinaya!

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      Abhinaya 9 years ago

      ZOOOOOOOOOOM your camera lens for more.Lovely.I like the signboards too.Looks very natural.

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Manohar!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      LOL, thank you!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      and Bare Hugs back to you Kenny he he he ...G-Ma :O)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, G-Ma.

      Bear hugs!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Yes gentle man yet another wonderful fact of life presented to us. Love them G-Ma :O)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      That's a grand compliment from the Great MrMarmalade! Thank you, Sir!

      Delighted to give you pictures to see when you sip tea, Violet! 

      That keyword will probably earn me dirty looks from the drooler who strays in! LOL! 

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      More great pictures to look at while I sip my cup of tea... And fun keywords, like wild ass. LOL!    

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      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      Another one O Great Magician.

      Alas my skills are pitiful, I take a photo and the camera shakes. The brain tells the fingers and the hands do this and that, they do not obey.

      I like your hub I want to look at more

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Hehe, I was at your hub while you were here! Ships that pass in the night.

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      stanskill 9 years ago from Greensburg, PA

      I've never seen an arangatan quite in that way

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      You're right. I went around lunch time. Thank you, Thooghun!

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      James D. Preston 9 years ago from Rome, Italy

      That bear looks happy as hell. And the ass, well, hes relaxing ;)

      Nice pics

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Okay, that was still fast! Will check!

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      Jackilyn 9 years ago

      thanx kenny!check my hub in about 6 minutes to look at the new pictures i'm posting!

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      Jackilyn 9 years ago

      hehe=D i only did onagers

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Oops, Compu-smart, my mistake!

      Jackilyn, that was super fast!

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      Jackilyn 9 years ago

      I published my hub!

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      compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

      :O

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks, Jackilyn, and you know who will wait for your Onager hub to link to!

      Hehe, ompu-smart and Zsuzsy! Shhhhh! LOL!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Wise Ass? Wide Ass .... or ???

      hehe great HUB regards Zsuzsy (great pictures too)

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      Jackilyn 9 years ago

      I LOVE the onager. Nice pictures. =] I just can't get enough of your hubs.=]