Red Pandas – On Ice

My Saturday visit with Chang Tan was less exciting than I had hoped for. Far less exciting. It turns out that the little red panda guy was much more keen on sleeping on top of a box near the ceiling.. which looked like it was right under an air vent. The amazing "super-glare glass" made pictures almost impossible. The best picture I took, you can see the lump of him, and maybe make out an ear. He was still cute.

I did get some pretty good video of the cotton-top tamarins though. They look like little gremlins. It's great. Hopefully I'll have them up on youtube by the end of the week.. but since I still don't have internet access at home.. no promises. There are also some good pictures of the lions, and polar bears, and a lizard of some sort that was only labeled as "The Rain Forest."

The highlight of the trip to the zoo was.. wait for it.. the river otter. He was the only animal that seemed excited to see us. Watching him flip off of the glass, follow our hands along the tank, and bail on the other zoo visitors to follow us to the other side of the tank. I don't know his name, but he was a lot more fun than a sleepy red panda.

But yeah.. videos and pictures eventually. 🙂

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  1. Kate said,

    i'm sorry the little red panda didn't live up to your expectations. maybe next time he'll be more active during your visit. but i'm glad you still had a great time at the zoo and playing around with the river otter. 🙂

    February 4, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

  2. spudart said,

    OOOOO! i cannot wait for the videos and pictures. I want them NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWA!

    btw, i bought you some extra time by typing in all those w's. So there.

    February 6, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

  3. unlikelymoose said,

    dang, spudart's last comment broke the white comment section and invaded the power blue background. I think it made this sound:

    February 7, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

  4. unlikelymoose said,

    I needs to get me some of that super glare glass. **rubbing hands together with delight**

    February 7, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

  5. unlikelymoose said,

    i don't like gremlins.

    February 7, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

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