Thursday, 2 June 2016

A Visit to the Zoo.

 What a pensive face! This female Gibbon has seen a lot of visitors in her many years at Melbourne Zoo. It was a very cold morning when we met again after 2 or 3 years, and she was cuddled up in a warm corner trying to get out of the cold wind. She has shaved patches on both her forearms, so I presume that means that she has been having injections or tests of some kind. I hope that she is well!
 After the terrible accident overseas resulting in the death of a 17 year old silver- back gorilla, it was calmer just viewing these sculptures outside the local enclosure. I couldn't find a plaque with any details of the artist, but it was obviously some one who had observed the animals very closely.
               I just love this baby clinging tightly to it's mother's back even though fast asleep.
                                                         Beautiful work 'unknown artist'.

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