Wordy Wednesday #194 “Something’s Happening at the Zoo”

lioncubI don’t usually do the “awe cute” shots but here it is— a lion cub at the Denver Zoo.

The local zoo is a pretty good one and Mary loves going there and I usually complain because the parking is so terrible because of it’s co-location with the natural history museum and City Park. Nevertheless, wherever Mary talks me into going I always have a good time and we both have fun photographing the animals.

This shot was made with a Fuji FinePix S3Pro back when that was a thing.

The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility that was founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. It was started with the donation of an orphaned American black bear. With the construction of Bear Mountain, it became the first zoo in the United States to use naturalistic zoo enclosures rather than cages with bars. It expanded on this concept with Primate Panorama, featuring huge mesh tents and open areas for apes and monkeys, and with Predator Ridge, which has three separate areas through which animals are rotated so that their overlapping scents provide environmental enrichment.

And while is it politically correct not to like zoos because…It’s still a great place to take the family and give kids a chance to see real animals instead of watching them on TV.

Author: Joe Farace

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