Indianapolis Zoo 2018

Discussion in 'Non Disney Photos / Mobile Phone Photos' started by ddindy, Jul 21, 2022.

  1. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    In September 2018 my employer brought all of its employees into town for a weekend get-together. They rented out a space at the Indianapolis Zoo and gave us all tickets to wander around and look at the animals before and after lunch.

    It had been a while since I had visited the place and naturally took lots of photos. Here are the ones that I selected to post on Flickr.
     
  2. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    The Indianapolis lions are a little more animated by Disney's, but not much. Here's one of the ladies doing a sphinx imitation.

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    Queen of the Jungle
     
  3. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I've heard that the collective noun for a flock of flamingos is a flamboyance. I hereby declare that a flock of sleeping flamingos is a flamboyanzzzzzz.

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    Nap Time
     
  4. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    The Indianapolis Zoo has decent collection of birds, many of which are also in the Animal Kingdom aviaries. One species that DAK does not have is budgerigars, known around here as parakeets. I'll be posting several photos of them in the future, but I thought I'd start with this workaholic. I watched it for several minutes as it picked up rocks one at a time and put them in the pan. I have no idea why it was doing it; maybe it had a contract to supply a full pan of rocks.

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    Taking Care of Business
     
  5. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Rhinos work hard at the Indianapolis Zoo. This one specializes in naps.

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    Hard at Work
     
  6. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I had no idea that flamingos were so ferocious when defending their territory.

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    That's Our Water!
     
  7. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    The Indianapolis Zoo recently created the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center which provides housing, research facilities and a stimulating habitat for a group of orangutans. Since the apes are forest dwellers, the habitat contains several towers linked with cables, much like the ape habitat near Kali River Rapids.

    This orangutan is sitting on top of the habitat building, looking over all the strange hairless apes on te ground.

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    High As A Kite
     

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