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02-04-2017, 12:47 AM   #5161
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A mean looking fella


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Two fellows who look nasty and despite their small size, creep out many people - - vampire bats.
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not "mean" nor "nasty" per se but certainly "intimidating" (at least to me)

one of the Sumatran Tigers at the Topeka Zoological Park advancing towards the glass window from the back of the enclosure

[I certainly never expect to seen one of these in the wild so I am grateful that the Zoo gives me the opportunity (and is protecting the species from going extinct) but I am sad that they will never know the wild world and its freedoms]

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
not "mean" nor "nasty" per se but certainly "intimidating" (at least to me)

one of the Sumatran Tigers at the Topeka Zoological Park advancing towards the glass window from the back of the enclosure
That is a face to make you glad for a very sturdy barrier between you and the tiger.
In contrast, the king appears grandly indifferent to tourists

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a couple more photos from the Topeka Zoological Park which made me thankful for being on my side of the window, not theirs.

(the lioness was actively hunting, the keeper had just hid cat food in various nooks and crannies and objects in the enclosure to make it look for its snack)

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PF indicates I have not posted this image, but I'm not so sure. Sorry if it's a repeat.
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A big pile of sea-lions. All the lions we've got.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tmlawes Quote
A big pile of sea-lions. All the lions we've got.
aren't they Stellar (?)

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02-04-2017, 08:26 PM   #5169
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being eyed (x 2) [by a pair of unknown birds located at the Tropical Rain Forest exhibit in the Topeka Zoological Park

believed to be a blue-crowned motmot Momotus coeruliceps

Overview - Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps) - Neotropical Birds

or

Momotus momota lessonii Lesson's Motmot

http://eol.org/pages/1228526/overview

thanks to Wpresto for hints on id

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I think that's a bee-eater, but there are 27 species, and my quick look through images failed to turn up a perfect match.
Gecko.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
I think that's a bee-eater, but there are 27 species, and my quick look through images failed to turn up a perfect match.
Gecko.
at least one has a distinctive tail:

photo cropped differently previously posted to forum

believed to be a blue-crowned motmot Momotus coeruliceps

http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=760696

or

Momotus momota lessonii Lesson's Motmot

http://eol.org/pages/1228526/overview

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OK. My error. It's some species of motmot, my guess on a quick search: Lesson's motmot. Try GOOGLING "motmot" and looking through the images.
A far more familiar colorful bird.
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A lizard but I cannot find my notes on the identification (it;'s a South American species, probably Orinoco region).
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