October 31, 2017

THE ARK - On Animal Blogging With Dill The Cat

Based on our experience of Our Best Day Ever At The Zoo (the link at the top of the page on the sidebar) we were inspired to give this section the name, THE ARK - On Animal Blogging With Dill The Cat.
 
                                                      
Creepies Crawlies Need Love Too

                                                                                                     

                                                           
A HALLOWEEN CRAB PHOTOGRAPHY BY S.MASON
                                                               
                                                                     

 


       WHY BROWN & BLACK BEARS CAN’T ALWAYS BE DEFINED BY THEIR COLORS

It may seem reasonable by their names, a brown bear, a black bear one could tell them apart but not when one considers black bears can be dark brown, cinnamon, and even white; just as brown bears (commonly called grizzlies because they can have lighter colored tips on their fur) can be different shades of brown, blond, and even black. And if that is not confusing enough at the same time some black and brown bears can have a mixture of both colors. So how does one tell them apart?


Black bears tend to be smaller than brown bears. Brown bears have a hump on their shoulders where black bears do not, and black bears have bigger ears that sit straight up. But perhaps the easiest way to tell these bears apart is their claws. Black bears claws are short enough not to be visible and a brown bear claws are long enough you most likely will never forget seeing them. 
 
 

                 A DIFFERENT KIND OF UNIVERSITY--A ZOO
Based on our experiences Denver Zoo staff and volunteers are some of the most engaging people we have come across when visiting zoos.  Sometimes we speak of them as ambassadors for the zoo, but they are also educators that conduct programs to teach people about animals. Meet Short Stack and Echo...two of the many creatures in Denver Zoo's mission to educate people to those we share the world with.
                                                            
                                    This is Short Stack, a pancake tortoise.
 
                                                This is Echo, a hawk.


Its almost inconceivable to visit a zoo and not come away with a more acute awareness if not an education of the animal kingdom. Denver Zoo, everyday, is a place of learning, and that is not something extra one receives during the visit--it is part of the experience itself. As we have come to learn all worthy zoos are really another form of an ark and such arks serve as an university of life, and from a recent zoo visit, life that once was...

                          DINOS AT DENVER ZOO
Not just big but life size, beautiful animatronics dinos with learning experiences about them are all over Denver Zoo! The following are just a few of them. To get a sense of their size, check out the man in the blue shirt.

                           
                                                               




                                                          
                                        
                                                                                                                                                          
                                               MY YOUTUBE         
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTzzY4kUiZ_dpLAHnoaa1nQ/videos
Horns and Pinocchio noses can be found on the unlikely beauties of snakes. Birds, reptiles, insects, mammals, and fish - all species - have creatures with zebra strips. Camouflaged animals blend into their environments but ironically animals almost invisible stand out. In nature and the kingdom of animals squares exist. There is an unfamiliarity with familiar animals such as lions with spots. These are some aspects of my videos. I hope you enjoy them. 
                                                    
                                                ZEBRA STRIPES
Okay...we cannot scientifically prove it but we are declaring that the zebra stripe pattern is the most commonly and uncommonly found (like zebra stipe eyes) in the kingdom of animals. From my photography collection I made a video titled, Zebras, Everywhere, and there is only one zebra it in. 
                  
 

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