Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines

8 Aug

Yesterday I was at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.

There are several adult Red-eared Sliders in here. The females have shells over 10 inches long. The big one basking looks like another species of Slider or Cooter. Her shell was over a foot long.


A roomful of Gouldian Finches. They looked very healthy and happy.


Nest boxes for the Gouldian Finches.


2 kinds of Poison-dart Frogs. Another tank had young blue ones that were raised at the zoo.


African Cichlids


Aldabra Tortoises looked very happy. Plenty of room with sun, shade and a mudhole.


Ostriches and Watusi Cattle. We were just fascinated with the cattle. Their horns are unbelievably huge.


The Zoo also has Lions, a Tiger, Rhesus Monkeys, Camels, Penguins, Sea Lions, and many others.

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2 Responses to “Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines”

  1. Greenhousestarter August 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Nice pictures and I like the look of the tortoise enclosure, it looks a lot bigger than some I’ve seen.

    • fishtanx2011 August 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      It was such a hot day, the tortoises were moving around their enclosure more than many of the mammals.

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