Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, May 29, 2015


Keeping animals at zoos for you 
and for me is purposeful!
They serve a vital learning experience,
so treat them well, as you
would any animal you may meet.

We know the reason for zoos!
To serve, protect and nurture all.

Click all photos to enlarge!

Let's go the the zoo today!

"I asked this Zebra, are you 
black with white stripes? Or are 
you white with black stripes today?"
Still waiting on that answer!

Library of Congress prints and photos. Washington D.C.

Monkeys serve to brighten your day!

Move in a bit closer please.

January 27, 1904
Central Park New York

Meet the giant zoo Hippopotamus here!

"A camel makes an elephant feel 
like a jet plane." Jackie Kennedy

You have not truly lived until
you've been kissed on the lips
by your friendly neighborhood giraffe mama.

Besides SIX WORD FRIDAYS, I'm linking with



Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy a lovely weekend at the zoo or not!


TexWisGirl said...

i like the changes zoos have made to create as natural habitats as possible.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Great visit to the zoo, Karen. I love the Zebra, especially. It reminded me of a friend of mine who shaved her black dog, in a striped fashion, and nicknamed it a Zebrador.
Have a Great Weekend!
Peace :)

Debbie said...

I love zoos but always feel a tremendous guilt when I visit one. Nice images, zebra are actually brown and white, I didn't believe it either but I learned it on a safari ride in Florida!! Have a great weekend!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

or baby giraffe -Killroy

Gail said...

If not for zoos we would never know how truly awesome these animals are and what we can for them to improve and protect their natural habitat.

Elephant's Child said...

I am ambivalent about zoos. They (now) do some wonderful work, and there are many animals which will not survive without them. Often because of human actions. Just the same, an animal in the wild, stirs my soul much more than a caged one.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Last one is wonderful.

Cloudia said...

I like your choices, K!

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ALOHA from Honolulu,

sage said...

Thankfully, zoos have improved but I still am a bit sad to see animals confined.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Black and white photos of zebras are a great idea!


Alex Daw said...

I get very emotional when I visit zoos I find. Particularly places like Sea World.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and I love the images. The hippo and girafee are some of my favorites. The zoo's are great to help keep animals from becoming extinct. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

La Nightingail said...

I like the way some zoos today have gotten away from bars of any kind & instead have you look down on the animals from above on as natural a setting as can be created for them - safely away from poking fingers and mindless teasing.

Jo Featherston said...

I like visiting free-range zoos rather the standard variety, although the latter can be ok if money is spent improving the animals' encloures. Seeing them pacing up and down on concrete behind barbed wire is pitiful!

RedPat said...

Love that last pic, Karen!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

I am working away from home and somewhat confused after far too much chateau huit du not very good. But I liked the old photos and know a terribly bad joke about a donkey that ended up with a zebra and struggled over the pyjamas...

Marie C said...

Great vintage photos! Love your shots as well!

Little Nell said...

Always a treat to see what images you have chosen for us. We all love animals too so I declare it a winner on all counts!

Wendy said...

I'm a fan of zoos. I know people who believe it's wrong to keep them in cages, but as one previous poster noted, without zoos we wouldn't know about some animals. Not all of us will get to Africa or Antarctica. Zoos also help prevent extinction and preserve the species. Go Zoos!!

Tattered and Lost said...

The hippo one just makes me want to cry. Stuck in such a small enclosure. It's why I stopped visiting zoos. As a child I did love the National Zoo in D.C. where I could see Smokey the Bear. But while in college I had to visit a local zoo near my art college and it broke my heart. I didn't go to a zoo again for decades until once again visiting the San Diego zoo.