Yesterday I went out into the 40 degree weather, customary to Wisconsin in early November, to visit the Milwaukee County Zoo on their next-to-last Family Free Day (the final one for 2012 is December 1st). I had been meaning to get out to the Zoo since I bought my DSLR camera in May, but the time just slipped by. I'm glad I went, even though a lot of the animals were indoors now and the outdoor habitats looked kind of bleak. There were still enough interesting animals to get some good photos.
Here are some of the animals I was fortunate to photograph:
The caribous were outside, of course.
As were the bears.
This little guy, the red panda, was especially adorable.
The tiger, like the ape above, was indoors, but you could see them through glass from outside.
The strange part of the day was that the polar bears were nowhere to be seen, but the sea lions were out.
The giraffes were inside, but it looked like they were quite content with their balls and their hay.
Like I said, the polar bears were not out, but the kangaroos were.
The penguins were also inside.
I think this particular breed of monkey thrives closer to the arctic. I believe they are the ones you sometimes see in photos with frost on their hair.
And last, but certainly not least, the king of the jungle.
I gained some more experience taking photos of animals at the Zoo yesterday. I will definitely try to make it back next spring for one of their free days, and hopefully get photos of some of the animals that were indoors. To see more, please visit my Tumblr page, and for more information on the Milwaukee County Zoo, click here.