This bird made me laugh. He squinted his eyes like he thought he would blend in or something. No blending in to be had for Mr. Fluorescent.
It was a beautiful day for walking around the zoo. I was bummed that the Pallas Cat, my favorite animal, wasn't out. I hope he is okay.
Also notably absent was the prairie dog exhibit. Not sure what happened there. But at least Pierce's favorite animal, the snow leopard, was still around. Sorry I don't have any pictures of him. I don't like taking their picture when they're behind bars. I feel kind of bad for them. Even though they are healthy and well-tended. It's just not quite natural, is it?
Pierce got to pet a ferret, and for the first time, held back from petting a snake. He said he didn't want to get any bacteria. That's a new one!