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San Diego Zoo Pictures

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by GQ., Jan 6, 2004.

  1. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

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    I was at the zoo this weekend and neglected to take my camera. Of course, the reptile house just had to have a new snake on display and I had no camera. I headed back today to take a picture of it. I failed miserably. The snake was coiled up far back into the enclosure. I only snapped one very lousy picture. It is a very cool snake though. It is called a Mang Mountain Viper. Apparently it is a newly described species. The San Diego Zoo is, I believe, the only zoo to display it. I think a zoo in Germany also has them. They are cool as hell. Anyway, I snapped a few other pictures while I was there. Enjoy!

    This first picture is the elusive Mang Mountain Viper. I told you the picture was lousy! Through glass at high zoom and back in the corner. No bueno.
     

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  2. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    A Galapagos tortoise.
     

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  3. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    A female Indian Gharial.
     

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  4. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    A gorilla picking his nose, a perennial favorite.
     

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  5. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Komodo Dragon! So cool!
     

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  6. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Komodo Dragon up close and personal.
     

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  7. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Meerkat.
     

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  8. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Rhinoceros Viper
     

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  9. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Last one I promise! This is the second time I've caught these two in the act. These sulcatas were at it while I was there a few months back.
     

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  10. manville

    manville Arachnoking Old Timer

    hahaha nice pictures..you are lucky to watch them having sex huh..lol
     
  11. Immortal_sin

    Immortal_sin Arachnotemptress Old Timer

    can you still go in the Galapagos enclosure? I remember doing that when we were kids. Of course, that was EONS ago ;)
    Great pics!
     
  12. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Immortal,

    No you can't go into the Galapagos enclosure. At least the general public can't. If you are there at feeding time they let you toss fruit to the tortoises. I wish I could have been there when they let you into the enclosures. I'm sure not a good practice nowadays with the threat of possible disease transmission. I've been in an Aldabra tortoise enclosure and that was a thrill.

    Manville,

    That is the second time I've seen it. Amazing. The male is really vocal too. You can hear him from several yards away.
     
  13. MrT

    MrT Arachnoking Old Timer

    I was there eons ago, and they had a two headed snake.:}

    That Rhino Viper is really bitchin. Great pic. GQ.

    Ern
     
  14. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Did you say two headed snake? I don't know if they still have that two headed corn snake, but they have a two headed cal king right now. Here is the picture I took today. Not a great pic so I didn't post it the first time. Thanks for the comments!
     

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  15. atavuss

    atavuss Arachnoprince Old Timer

    where you able to watch the komodos eat? I lucked out and was there when it was feeding time. the keeper would toss whole rats and the dragons would swallow them whole! I forgot how many rats the dragons ate, but it was easily two or three.
    Ed
     
  16. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    No atavuss, I didn't catch them eating this time. Maybe next time. I'll be back. I still have to take a picture of that Mang Mountain Viper.
     
  17. fatbloke

    fatbloke Arachnoangel Old Timer

    GQ.
    brilliant photos i really like that komodo tho=D =D =D =D

    john
     
  18. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Thanks bloke. I spent a good half hour watching him. It was the first time I've caught him so active. An absolutely incredible animal.
     
  19. Awesome pictures. I love the meerkat and the tortoises having sex. LOL! What, no elephant pics!? If you have any, postem, plz, theyre my favorite animal. Well, on the top.
     
  20. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

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    Cool pix! The 1st picture is Ermia mangshanensis? Too bad you didnt get a better shot at it.
    Not really a new species, they used to be a Trimeresurus species, but changed to the genus Ermia.
    Seems to be a zoo worth visiting.

    /Lelle
     
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