Friday, August 26, 2011

Clouded Leopards at the Point Defiance Zoo

The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, WA, sometimes has members-only events, and last night they had a special event to celebrate this coming weekend's grand opening of the new Cats of the Canopy clouded leopard exhibit. A long line of people waited to see the clouded leopards, and zoo employees urged people not to take too long looking at the leopards. Even though I understood the need to hurry and give others the chance to see them, I felt disappointed we couldn't look at them longer.  We truly enjoyed seeing them, though!

A lot of people waited in line.

While waiting in line, first of all we saw a beautiful adult clouded leopard. . .
(above picture taken by my 10-year-old daughter)

(above picture taken by my 12-year-old son)

(above picture taken by my 12-year-old son)

(above picture taken by my daughter windchime)

(above picture taken by my daughter windchime)
Then we came to the nursery where the adorable baby leopards frolicked. . .

(above picture taken by my 10-year-old daughter)


(above picture taken by my me)

(above picture taken by me)

(above picture taken by my 6-year-old son)


(above picture taken by my daughter windchime)

(above picture taken by my daughter windchime)
I'm linking this post Weekend Reflections.  :)

3 comments:

  1. So cute, those leopard babies ! Nice catch on those reflections...

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  2. What beautiful captures of the animals! Its hard to take good shots through a barb wire or fence, but you have done a marvelous job!

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  3. Looks like you have some budding photographers in the family!

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