After braving terrific rainstorms and traffic backups from motor vehicle accidents, we arrived in Maryland yesterday. This morning we picked up the grandsons, Dylan and Pete, and headed back to Ohio. To break up the long drive, we stopped for a leisurely lunch, and then at the Living Treasures Animal Park in New Castle, PA.
|Phoenicopterus chilensis/Chilean Flaminoes|
on their nests, one has an egg!
|Dylan and Pete "pose"|
|Dylan, Grandpa S, Pete|
|The aviary had cockatiels (and love birds)|
|A joey in the pouch! Macropus rufus/Red Kangaroo|
|The joey out of the pouch!|
|Pete feeding a Macropus rufogriseus/|
|Dylan feeding a young Red Kanagaroo;|
this park seemed to be all about feeding
the animals, but only with park-provided food
|Who's is supposed to be on guard? Cynomys sp/Prairie Dogs|
|Mandrillus sphinx/Mandrill made of keys, forks, spoons, etc.|
|Albino Hystrix cristata/African Crested Porcupines|
|Big lazy kitty: Panthera leo/Lion|
|Pete with a distant relative|
|Dylan: What does that sign say?|
|White Panthera tigris tigris/Bengal Tiger;|
the park also has a white American Bison
|Grandpa watches Pete feed the Giraffe camelopardalis reticulate/|
|Dylan also fed the giraffe, whose long black tongue|
was quick to grab that piece of lettuce!