We had more family in town last week. And for this niece and her husband it wouldn’t be a complete visit without a trip to the zoo. Naturally, we were happy to oblige. We almost never miss this exhibit. The river otters can be counted on for entertainment–sleek, cute and very playful.
They share their exhibit with these monkeys. The antics of the two can be quite hilarious. They do play together in their own way. For the monkeys, this sometimes consists of poking or swatting at the otters as they swim by. For their part the otters sometimes take over the monkeys’ perches. Or chase them into the brush. No one takes it too seriously though and that’s what makes it fun to watch.
This particular visit we were rewarded with a close up view of this spectacular Eurasian Eagle Owl. He was out with this handler promoting Take Flight–an Avian Adventure show. What an amazing creature! Those eyes are so huge. And the beak, so sharp. If owls delivered mail, I think this one just might be able to carry a box of fabric to my doorstep!