Saturday, May 31, 2014

Open Safari

Animals in the open range safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, including the antelope, giraffe, and camels.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hungry Hungry Hippos

The hippopotamus, from the ancient Greek for "river horse", is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the largest land mammals.

We have a baby hippo in the water looking for its mother.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Big Cats

Cheetahs formerly ranged in Asia, Western Iran and throughout Africa except for the true desert areas. The Cheetah can now be found in the eastern and southern regions of Africa. Their main habitats are open country, from semi-desert to dry savannah, including light woodland. The Cheetah is the fastest land mammal on Earth, reaching speeds up to 112km/hour, although the average speed of a chase is around 64km/hour.

Lions are the only cats to live in a large family group, called a pride. A pride can be as large as 30–40 members, mostly related females, their cubs and a small number of resident males. Dominating the pride is a single male, but more often a coalition of males. Competition among males to take over a pride is intense, and on average, the length of time in control of a pride is 2–3 years.