Someone Told Me It’s All Happening At The Zoo

I love zoos. Not old-style zoos with miserable animals in cages and tiny enclosures. I love contemporary zoos designed to study, rescue, and learn about animals to ensure their survival in the wild. Zoos with large, natural-looking environments. Well, I love the Fuengirola zoo. It’s called Bioparc Fuengirola. A major expansion and new Indo-Pacific exhibit was recently completed. Judy and I took a walk Thursday. Spectacular. And that’s all I’ll say. Just enjoy my pictures and don’t groan too much at my captions. (I’m feeling a little slaphappy.) Click any image… please.

STEPPING INTO A FANTASY.
THE UNDERSTATED MAIN ENTRANCE FACES THE BACK OF CITY HALL.
DUUUN DUN DUUUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN BOM BOM DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN
DOO DEDOO DOO DEDOO DEDE DOO DEDE DOO DEDEDOO.
(IN CASE YOU COULDN’T TELL, THAT WAS THE “JAWS” THEME.)
ALWAYS MAKE EYE CONTACT…
… BEFORE LICKING YOUR CHOPS.
THE LESS SUBTLE LEOPARD JUST SNARLS.
(TRUTHFULLY, I CAUGHT HIM MID-YAWN.)
THE TIGERS WERE HAVING A SIESTA AROUND THE CORNER.
IF HE WANTED PRIVACY, HE SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN
A BETTER SPOT TO DO HIS “BUSINESS.”
BLUE-SPOTTED TREE MONITOR.
(IS THAT ANYTHING LIKE A HALL MONITOR?)
A VERY COOPERATIVE FIJI BANDED IGUANA.
THE BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS … AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.
COMODO DRAGON IN THE NEW, HUGE, INDO-PACIFIC EXHIBIT.
BRAND NEW “RUINS.”
MORE OF THE NEW EXHIBIT. 
NOT A BAD PLACE TO LIVE.
THE PLANTINGS WILL SOON OBSCURE THE APARTMENT BUILDING VIEW.
HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS IN THE HEART OF OUR CITY.
“OH, WOULD YOU QUIT NIT-PICKING!!!”
A VERY FRIENDLY RED-CHEEKED BULBUL.
MORE VERY FRIENDLY RED-CHEEKED BULBULS.
THEY FOLLOWED US AROUND THE AVIARY.
ONE-OF-A-KIND STYLE.
UM… MAYBE NOT.
WHERE ARE THEIR HEADS?!?
(THEY MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN TO DUCK.)
MAYBE THAT’S WHY HE’S SMILING.
“AH, PEACE AND QUIET.”
“HEY GUYS!  SO AN ORANGUTAN, A DUCK, AND A FLAMINGO WALK INTO A BAR…”
“HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!”
“THERE THEY GO AGAIN.” 
“I AM SO OUT OF HERE.”

I do believe it’s true. Exit music…

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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