Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Greater Rhea Photo Series

The thing I like best about the zoo’s greater rheas (apart from the fact that the zoo has the good taste to exhibit greater, rather than lesser, rheas) is that they’re generally quite interested in people, and they approach their fence, and you, with an amicable curiosity—there’s none of the shyness of the egrets or the menace of the wattled cranes (who stilt their way over to you and glare at you from their orange eyes). Instead, they just seem pleased that you’ve come to visit and given them the opportunity to observe you and your curious behaviors.

Or maybe they just want something to eat.

Just to let you know, I will be out of the country until April 25th, so whatever posts appear (having been scheduled in advance) may be a little light on text, and I certainly won't be able to respond to comments. If you're longing for more Beasts in a Populous City-ness, then take the caption contest, and encourage your friends to do the same! It will provide you with hours of entertainment and distract you from the aching void created by my absence from this website.

{A note: I do write all text and take all pictures. Please do not reproduce either without my permission.}


Anca said...

It's those lovely brown peepers with those lash fringes that make them seem so friendly.

biobabbler said...

I realize you're away, but that's SO CUTE! They look so amicable. I love the eyelash shadows on the eye. When I first got a fish (pet) I was very surprised at how interactive he was. Nice. Rare treat for a top predator (us). =)

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