What A Cutie

African Lion - A female taken at the Como Zoo in St. Paul Minnesota
@webeishere (36382)
United States
July 21, 2008 3:40pm CST
My wife and I took our grandsons to the Como Zoo in St Paul Minnesota Sunday Morning. Out of all the animals this is my favorite. The African Lion. There are about 6 total here. I saw 2 females and one male only though. Here is a link with some info about African Lions. They were all pretty laid back as we got there just at feeding time and they all had their bellies full and wanted to rest etc. Have you ever seen the feeding of the animals at a zoo? It was interesting to watch them eat. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/african-lion.html HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
21 Jul 08
glad you enjoy the feeding of the lions. i find it gross. but i do enjoy the peguins. they are very entertaining and i'd like to have some outside our window to watch.
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Feeding Time - feeding of the Penguins
Did you say Penguins? Here's a shot of them feeding the Penguins then. I try to please all my friends here. Hahahaha! Enjoy. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
21 Jul 08
aww thank you. i really love the penguins. watching them play and slide into the water. i hated to leave them. :D
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Anytime. Hee hee! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Oh yes, I have been to zoos at feeding time. I find it interesting also to find out and see what some animals eat. The zoo that we used to go to when we lived in the north eastern part of Texas the one in Tyler,Tx. We also lucked out one time and was there to see a baby rhino make it's first trip outside, they had the baby and momma out and it was so cute. I guess the animal I find the prettiest at the zoo are the white tigers.
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Bengal Tiger - Sound asleep after it's morning feeding.
We saw the primates, penguins, seals, flamingos,ducks, and a few other animals being fed. the Flamingos were fighting over lots of lettuce leafs tossed out. Too funny. I love feeding times at the zoos. Here's a Bengal Tiger for your viewing then. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 Jul 08
zoo - Taken at the Ft.Worth zoo in Texas.
I wasn't too sure if this one could be seen very well or not but I think it is so pretty. This was taken at the Ft.Worth zoo.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Goodness, it's been such a long time since I've been to a zoo. The only real decent zoo in the NYC area is the Bronx Zoo, and haven't been there since I was a wittle kid...LOL..I do remember it took ages to get there by subway, like three hours, so we didn't go often. I'm glad you, your wife and the grandkids had fun there. Maybe one day, I'll get going to that Zoo again
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Yeah zoos are fun and educational for all of us. Not just the kids. I saw some starnge critters that I'd never heard nor seen in my lifetime. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@snowy22315 (20347)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I imagine they eat alot of meat. I've never seen lions getting fed but I think I saw elephants or some other animals getting fed. It's been awhile. I really like oing to zoos. It's great for kids. It's not a zoo, but I really like watching the animals in Busch Gardens. They have a pretty natural habitat and they have some cool animals there. The wolves and small critters put on a show for us last time we were there. I guess they are habituated to man but their habitat is natural looking.
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@AmbiePam (42698)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Aww...it looked so cute and cuddly. I don't think I'd want to be the one cuddling it though. I don't have a big enough life insurance policy. I don't think I've seen workers feeding animals at the zoo, but it has been a long time since I have been there. Of course during the dolphin show they feed the dolphins to get them to do tricks, but I don't think that is what you're talking about. : )
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I worked for a circus many years ago and tended to the big cats. Feeding them, bathing them, grooming them, and also cleaning up after them. The circus cats are just like giant kitty cats actually. they were back in my day anyhow. Hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
22 Jul 08
That is awesome that you and your wife took your grandson to the zoo. I like all animals at the zoo I think their absolutely amazeing. Yes I have watched them eat and some of them are cute and funny watching how they eat especially the monkeys. I went to one and I was amazed that they had wolves 2 of them and I am a wolf lover. I stood there in awwwww watching them I took alot of photo's I wish I could put them on here but no equipment to do that here. But I had so much fun I didn't want to leave when it was time to go. That picture you took of the african lion that's a nice one he looks so rested just laying there. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time hope you can do it again sometime soon.
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
22 Jul 08
We sat by the wof exhibit but they stayed in the woods not showing their faces. I wanted a few photos of them as well. Maybe next time I'll get to see them. The last time I was there we saw them but I did not have my camera that day. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lijiahui (188)
• China
22 Jul 08
it is a happy thing that you spend time enjoying little matters such as watching animals when you are free~~~ i also like little stuff like newly born animals,hehe~~~they are so cute!
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
22 Jul 08
They had the baby giraffe out with it's parents in the open finally this year also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@minnie_98214 (10575)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Last time I was there the poor Lion sounded sick. We are guessing mabey it was hungry. But the sounds were awful. It let a few normal roars which could be heard thru the whole zoo easily.
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Get tjhere just as they open the gates and you may get lucky to see them being fed. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY !!~
• United States
21 Jul 08
You my Friend have some Very Awesome Pictures! I am amazed at some of them I have seen! I love to look at the Big Cats. Must have been wonderful to see them up close! I have seen them eat only on television. If I have ever been to the Zoo, i was too young to remember it. I hope to go soon!
@webeishere (36382)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Why thank you very much. I love taking and posting phots. As you may have noticed I add a lot of photos to my discussions. You should go soon. They're a blast. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! I have seen African Lions in the zoo and although I find them scary, they still look cute and wish to hug them. But of course, I won't even dare! haha..I have seen animals being fed in the zoo and it is fun to see them eating. We were also being allowed to feed some animals such as the elephant, gorilla and the birds. Fun to do it but I get scared to get too close to them. haha.. Take care and god Bless!
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@neildc (16903)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
It's really nice to see animals like these feeding their babies. Interesting information, I try to check the link later. Thanks, grandpa bob.
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@underdogtoo (9605)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
I have not been to a zoo in ages and all I can see about wild animals is what is shown on tv. The incident about the tiger mauling which killed two a few months ago was really terrible.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
22 Jul 08
My sisters and I did a day at Como a couple of years ago. We had so much fun! I love the conservatory too. We didn't see the feeding of the animals but they do have a very good variety!
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@Hatley (134704)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jul 08
hi grandpa bob yes we used to go to the prentiss zoo quite often when our kids were little, I loved to watch them at feeding 'time . Its very interesting too. I remember how interested myson was with the cheetahs and how interested the c heetah was in looking at this little six year old boy, I think he was thinking ohmy what a juicy meal that kid would make. lol. I pulled him back before he tried to stick his hand throught the fence. lol.
@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I have watched the animals being fed and i did enjoy it. It was fascinating to watch the different habits each have. My favorite animals that i could watch for hours on end is of course the monkeys (any kind).
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• United States
23 Jul 08
I have seen them give tigers a snack at the Tacoma zoo last March. It was neat when they know the keeper was coming up to feed them. The tiger got so excited and was calling to the keeper. I love to look at the big cats, I think they are very pretty.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I have been there once at feeding time. They announced it over the intercom so we went over to watch. It was pretty interesting. I love the lions and tigers too. I think my favorite though is the polar bear.
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
22 Jul 08
wow...This is very huge Grandpa, I have seen once in my Country and he was not as huge as this..That time, when we got there, he was hungry and been moaning so loud! LOL! It's scary really, when I will imagine how if they can escape from the cage! LOL!
@fifileigh (3622)
• United States
22 Jul 08
animals are all cute. lions and other wild cats look like huge house cats. i havent been to a zoo in a long time...i feel to old for the zoo...
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Oh these are my favorite animals to see at the zoo, the big cats. Back at Easter time, in April, we took all the boys to the zoo, and I took some pictures of the tigers. I think they are so pretty, but it must of been just after feeding time, because most of the animals were all sleeping somewhere. I did get a picture of the tiger, and I wanted to get some of the Lions but they weren't outside, you could hear them growling behind the wall, and they were loud, but couldn't see them. I was sad...I wanted more pics...