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Animals / The Fantastic Fauna of the Henry Doorly Zoo
« on: January 16, 2015, 08:37:32 PM »
Hey there! I thought I'd share some photos from my favorite zoo, a world-class place called the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

The massive Desert Dome, an artificial desert biome.
















Under the dome is the Kingdoms of the Night exhibit, an artificial cave full of bats, cave salamanders, mole rats, and other nocturnal animals. The cave connects to a simulated bayou environment with crocodilians, beavers, nutria, and some other creatures. Unfortunately, it's dead challenging to get a good photograph down there without using the flash, which I won't do because I'm not a jerk. So, here are some grainy, dim photos:





The zoo also has an indoor rainforest called the Leid Jungle. There's a walkway up in the canopy, and a path down on the ground/floor:





















The aquarium is quite elaborate as well, and includes one of those cool tunnel areas:















The African plains exhibit is scheduled for a massive overhaul, but currently features a neat ski-lift device which allows for some cool views:





Next up, a nice aviary and an insect/other terrestrial arthropod building:





















There's lots of other creatures there, but to me, these are the exhibits that really make this place stand out :)







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New Members / Another visitor from the Dinosaur Toy Forum
« on: January 15, 2015, 08:24:18 PM »
Hi, I'm Patrick! Many of you probably know me from the Dinosaur Toy Forum, of which I am a proud member. I've recently decided to take a look at the goings-on around here, despite not being much of a collector. I do like animals of all kinds, and have amassed an assortment of tiger-shaped figures that could be considered a collection. Anyway, glad to be here!

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