The Wikipedia Talk page for the Hadada Ibis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Hadada_ibis) contains a nice little diatribe as to whether this is a Hadada, Hadeda, or Hadida. However, the page is considered “Low-importance” on the Wikipedia Bird Project scale.
The talk page for the Wikipedia Bird Project does not discuss whether “Low-importance” should be hyphenated. It does, however, state the position that ALL birds are of low importance by default and must have done something of note to be elevated to a higher status. No one can seem to agree about the chicken and the goose.
This ibis, however, doesn’t care.
Live action hungry hungry hippos is rather scarier than I had imagined.
So I was staring at this tree because someone said “Yeah, the lion went in there and vanished. When she comes out, I’m sure you’ll get a great shot.”
I was set up, pre-focused, and waiting.
Then the boulder turned around and looked at me.
A year ago, I was extremely excited to see one of these guys awake and get a good photo of him.
A few months ago, I got to pet one (but only in one direction). It’s interesting where life takes you.
Gorillas are also available in “Small”.
Chimpanzees are available in two sizes.
Y’all know what the bee is helping the flower do. This is foreplay.
One interesting thing they do at the Kansas City Zoo that I don’t see much is the ability get a ticket on a little boat that takes you across the lake and back. I had hoped for more photography opportunities than were presented, but after a lot of walking on a hot day, it’s nice to take a little ride … even if it’s awfully tempting to throw some of the less well-behaved parents overboard.
I did get to see this little bridge which was more photogenic when I was not actually on it.
It’s actually a lot easier to sneak up on these guys than you’d think. Though, to be fair, I’ve never seen them in the wild so maybe the ones in zoos just don’t care enough to run away when they hear you.
Sometimes you’re just too tired to get up and get a tissue.
In some respects, spherical nests make sense, but it also seems that it would be hard to escape if a predator got in there. I wonder if, as a result, weaverbirds are more flighty than birds that can escape off of a nest.
Turns out you can use the same technique for bats in mid-flight to get penguins in mid-swim.
I’ve been told that, have you colour vision, this photo is rather striking.
Tonight, you shall dream of hippo feet.