Saturday, June 3, 2017

BEAR HOLLOW ZOO

Exploring our new home, we found a great park almost in town. The Bear Hollow Zoo is comprised of 225 acres in woods and wetlands, and it offers a home to over twenty-five animals unable to go back into the wild. Many are injured in some way, but there were a few orphans saved and raised by humans (leaving them unable to survive on their own), and a couple of instances where the animal refused to go back into the wild. Following are some pix my guy took:

Here's a hawk:


Notice this owl has only one eye:


The noble-looking bald eagle has a wing injury and can't fly:


The bobcat is named Katie:


Here is the male of the orphaned black bears. Two others are sisters and are several years younger.


This turkey was fascinating! He strutted around like he owned the place, spreading his tail feathers and ambling toward us from behind his fence as if calling for attention. Handsomest bird in the zoo!


This placid deer kept the arrogant turkey company in their large enclosure:


And just to make us feel at home after leaving the island for the hills, the alligator had its own pond:


The zoo is free and the walking is easy! I think we're going to like it here!


6 comments:

  1. It looks like a good place to spend time in! Terrific shots!

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    1. It was fascinating! The photos are by my guy. Mine never turn out quite right!

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  2. What a wonderful place and fabulous photo.
    Lucky you to have moved to a nice town.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Yes, I think we're going to like it here!

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  3. They're all beautiful. Even the gator.

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    1. Thank you! It's the photography that makes the animals come alive!

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