Happy Saturday! In celebration of the weekend, I thought I would share a few snapshots and a video of the adorable animals we found at the Memphis Zoo. (I already shared my footage of bald eagles screeching, pandas eating bamboo, and a lion baring its teeth.)Not sure what these are, but they sure are cute. I was tempted to take one home as a pet. I bet they’re extremely soft and cuddly.
When we came across kookaburras, I found myself singing the children’s song about the kookaburra in the old gum tree…
And then we saw partridges, and I almost broke out in song again. (“12 Days of Christmas,” anyone?)
These sleeping cats weren’t very exciting, but it was neat to come so close to them (with a window between us, of course).
This nocturnal antelope hails from Africa and is called a bongo. The sign said that bongos are known for being very shy and getting startled easily, but this one must have been out to prove the zookeepers wrong. It seemed quite interested in what we were doing.