St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO (56K bring a book to read)

codykrr

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ahhh...the good old St. louis zoo.....man i hate going there during sumer time i love the zoo but during summer its so hot and 5 bucks for a bottle of water!..other than that great pics, hope you enjoyed it...maybe next time your time wont be limited, because they have lots of stuff to see and buy there...and i hope your beer drinking adventure was fun!:D
 

Osprey

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ID help for you

Hi, thought I'd tell you what some of these birds are. :) (I don't see any rules about bumping, so sorry if do...)

Trumpeter swans:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_4968s.jpg

Wood ducks (female being the greyish one):
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_4970s.jpg

Geese are Canada geese, the duck in the foreground is a Ringed Teal, the duck on the far right behind the goose is well, a Mallard, the brown one behind the geese in the centre, it's hard to say... might be a female ringed teal:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_5018s.jpg

Pretty much the same as before:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_5022s.jpg

Hooded merganser; my gosh... this is one of my favourites!:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_5026c.jpg

Humboldt Penguin (awww....):
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_4987s.jpg

Southern Rockhopper penguin:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_4997s.jpg

King penguins (my favourite!):
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_5000s.jpg

Tufted puffin (in winter plumage, foreground), and King Eider (background):
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_5005s.jpg

Horned puffin (winter plumage):
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/xgrafcorex/zoo aquarium etc/st louis zoo/IMG_5010s.jpg


Here's a Horned puffin in breeding plumage:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d8/Fratercula_corniculataUSFWSSL0002774.jpg/427px-Fratercula_corniculataUSFWSSL0002774.jpg

Here's a Tufted puffin in breeding plumage:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Tufted_Puffin_Alaska.jpg/800px-Tufted_Puffin_Alaska.jpg

Here's a better picture of a king eider:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d8/Somateria_spectabilis.jpg/800px-Somateria_spectabilis.jpg

One of my favourites...

Anyways, I'd like to say, those are amazing pictures! :O :O

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I went there once and I LOVED it!
 

dtknow

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If not a longear, than a dollar sunfish.

I wonder if they simply collect and display or if they actually culture some of those insects?(the ladybirds, katydids, and velvet ants).
 

spydrhunter1

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For the shrubs with berries...try deciduous holly, one in particular is Ilex verticillata (winterberry).
 

plo

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The two frogs in the top of the branches are not Phyllomedusa bicoror, but P sauvagei. Great pictures, Thanks for shareing
 
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