Zoo Visit

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  1. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Wife and I took the opportunity to visit the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco today.

    We met Ethyl, a 2 year old white rhino.

    Ethyl.jpg

    She seemed to enjoy us patting her butt...nothing else need be said :wink: Bet we're the only people on our block that patted a rhino butt today. :grin:

    Then we met Tanya, the elephant. She played the harmonica and drum for us.

    Next was Tembo, the elephant. She showed us how she gets her feet checked,

    Temba Foot.jpg

    and then how she checks for her keeper.

    Temba Check.jpg

    Finally she painted a picture for us

    Temba.jpg

    All in all, a pleasant day at the zoo.

    Walt
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Sounds like a good day to me! :thumbsup:
     

  3. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Ha! That's cool. Thanks for sharing...
     
  4. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    walt b...
    i so enjoy your posts......:grin:

    about ethyl the rhino~
    "Bet we're the only people on our block that patted a rhino butt today."
    well walt, can't say as i have ever patted a rhino's butt....:lol:

    about tanya who plays the harmonica and drums, i do play harmonica, not drums, hope i do better than tanya the elelphant, although my neighbors have said a thing or two about my harmonica and guitar playin'....
    :lol:

    and tanya the elephant can paint much better than i can.....!
     
  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I may have to go down to Waco to see a zoo. Fort Worth's isn't nearly as "hands on".
     
  6. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    We had arranged the elephant visit as part of our membership benefits...never expected to get a painting...of course the keeper never expected to get painted. The elephant was "showing off" and missed the canvas several times. :lol:

    Normally though, the zoo personnel are always going out of their way to answer questions and explain about the animals.

    Walt
     
  7. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    How many people can say that they have patted a rhino on the butt?!! You are in an elite group Walt.
     
  8. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    I think it's Texas. When we first moved here (1996), we stumbled across the opportunity to have our picture taken with a kitty on our laps:

    Tiger.jpg

    Shortly after that my wife had the chance for another photo:

    Jane on Bull.jpg

    Stuff just presents itself to us :lol:

    Walt
     
  9. bamabww

    bamabww Active Member

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    Way to go Walt! Tarzan is the only other person I know who has patted a Rhino's butt.
     
  10. Marbees

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    Love the wide strokes in Tembo's painting :grin:
    Great post Walt:thumbsup:
     
  11. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Tombo's painting style is a bit abstract, but her handwriting/signature is something to be envied. :rolling:
    I guess we can learn from you that, as beekeepers age and their manual dexterity declines, they can graduate to larger representatives of the animal world and still keep a hold on things. Rhino butt and elephant trunk for two examples. :rotfl:
     
  12. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Oh my, colonies of rhinos and elephants. :shock: Maybe I'll just stick to visiting them. :grin:

    Walt