Monday, October 22, 2012

10/21 Tucson - Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum

This museum is a combination botanical gardens and a zoo housing animals native to the Sonoran Desert.  I spent about 3 hours here today.  I am getting much better at identifying plants and birds! Here are some photos:
 This shows one of the paths that goes out into the untouched part of the desert along the edges:

And I felt really sorry for this poor, arthritic lion.  She and her partner are very old and when the keeper threw them mice (dead) to get them moving, they got up from their shady napping spots and walked slowly over to collect their treats.

And some hummingbirds:

And this beautiful barn owl:

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