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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.