Zoo Pics 3

serendipidy

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A couple from the San Francisco,CA zoo....5D3.

C69A0970-dpp by Eric Johnson, on Flickr

Black Rhinoceros (Dicers bicornis) at the SF zoo in Oct 2013. Per SF zoo website: A black rhinoceros can weigh up to 3,000 pounds with a body length of 10-12 feet. A thick, wrinkled, tough hide protects the rhino as it pushes through the thorny acacia trees and bushes it likes to eat. The rhino uses its prehensile upper lip to strip nutritious leaves off tough branches. Life span is 35-50 years in the wild. Black rhinos are Critically Endangered and there are only 4,880 left in the world.

C69A0880-dpp-c by Eric Johnson, on Flickr

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) SF zoo Oct 2013. Per SF zoo website:Flamingos belong to one of the oldest bird groups alive.Chilean flamingos live in shallow brackish salt water lakes, coastal estuaries, and lagoons. Their range includes central Peru, and south along the Andes to Tierra del Fuego.To preserve their rosy color, their diet is high in carotenoids.While average lifespan for a wild flamingo is usually between 20 and 30 years, they may live over 50 years in captivity.
 

Hastings

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serendipidy said:
A couple from the San Francisco,CA zoo....5D3.

C69A0970-dpp by Eric Johnson, on Flickr

Black Rhinoceros (Dicers bicornis) at the SF zoo in Oct 2013. Per SF zoo website: A black rhinoceros can weigh up to 3,000 pounds with a body length of 10-12 feet. A thick, wrinkled, tough hide protects the rhino as it pushes through the thorny acacia trees and bushes it likes to eat. The rhino uses its prehensile upper lip to strip nutritious leaves off tough branches. Life span is 35-50 years in the wild. Black rhinos are Critically Endangered and there are only 4,880 left in the world.

C69A0880-dpp-c by Eric Johnson, on Flickr

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) SF zoo Oct 2013. Per SF zoo website:Flamingos belong to one of the oldest bird groups alive.Chilean flamingos live in shallow brackish salt water lakes, coastal estuaries, and lagoons. Their range includes central Peru, and south along the Andes to Tierra del Fuego.To preserve their rosy color, their diet is high in carotenoids.While average lifespan for a wild flamingo is usually between 20 and 30 years, they may live over 50 years in captivity.
Your second photo reminded me of someone. There was this really tall woman. She is really fair and pretty. I named her "Flamingo" because of her long neck.
By the way, both two photos are very nice. Thanks for sharing.
 

serendipidy

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May 7, 2012
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Hastings said:
serendipidy said:
A couple from the San Francisco,CA zoo....5D3.

C69A0970-dpp by Eric Johnson, on Flickr

Black Rhinoceros (Dicers bicornis) at the SF zoo in Oct 2013. Per SF zoo website: A black rhinoceros can weigh up to 3,000 pounds with a body length of 10-12 feet. A thick, wrinkled, tough hide protects the rhino as it pushes through the thorny acacia trees and bushes it likes to eat. The rhino uses its prehensile upper lip to strip nutritious leaves off tough branches. Life span is 35-50 years in the wild. Black rhinos are Critically Endangered and there are only 4,880 left in the world.

C69A0880-dpp-c by Eric Johnson, on Flickr

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) SF zoo Oct 2013. Per SF zoo website:Flamingos belong to one of the oldest bird groups alive.Chilean flamingos live in shallow brackish salt water lakes, coastal estuaries, and lagoons. Their range includes central Peru, and south along the Andes to Tierra del Fuego.To preserve their rosy color, their diet is high in carotenoids.While average lifespan for a wild flamingo is usually between 20 and 30 years, they may live over 50 years in captivity.
Your second photo reminded me of someone. There was this really tall woman. She is really fair and pretty. I named her "Flamingo" because of her long neck.
By the way, both two photos are very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks :)