Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 7-18-12


Another image from the zoo - Andean (spectacled) bear relaxing in the pond.  It was a very warm day.  Wonder if he/she is trying to make the people go away by closing his/her eyes or just enjoying the cool water? They have such interesting dog looking faces, and the pair have been at the zoo for over 25 years.

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20 comments:

  1. D'awwwww He is so cute!!! Great pic and thanks for the smile :)

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    1. He was definitely one of the more cuddly looking mammals at the zoo!
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  2. How adorable. Very sweet picture. It has been terribly hot here in Georgia for the last several weeks. I sure wish we had a pond or swimming pool in our backyard where we could cool off like this!

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    1. We've had some hot days as well, but the humidity has been very high - I think in some places - this percentage of humidity would be considered rain (seriously 93%-97% humidity - but not raining). Thanks for stopping by - hope you'll check back.

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  3. Beautiful little bear. Much more feminine looking than the bears around here.

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    1. Definitely an unusual looking guy - some regions of our state are just seeing the return of bears (small black bears) - honestly I prefer to see them like this - or very far away - no need for an up close experience. Thanks for checking out my blog - hope you'll visit again.

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  4. How pretty. I bet he's loving the dip in the water.

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    1. I have a few other images of him panting - I'm glad they at least had this small water feature in his habitat - I know we were hot that day & we weren't wearing fur coats!!
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  5. It looks very relaxed - and cool!

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    1. Yes - hard to be stressed when you are chillaxin in a pool - he was panting too - I sometimes feel bad for the zoo animals trying to cope with our heat & humidity - but I do know the zookeepers do everything they can to keep them comfortable.

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    1. On another visit this bear & mate were sacked out in the shade -- totally deep asleep - what else is there to do in the heat of the day?
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  7. I love images of animals. This bear looks very zen! Thanks for visiting me over at Surfside Serenity.

    Peace!

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    1. Appreciate the visit to my blog as well. He does kind of look like he is meditating - guess anything to get his mind off the heat. It is interesting to watch their facial expressions & their interactions with others in their habitats.

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  8. This is such a cute picture. If you were there recently, you probably wanted to climb right in too!

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    1. It is definitely hot - but the zoo does a good job of keeping cooling stations/misters around & the landscaping is very lush - lots of shade for the visitors. The Houston Zoo has come a long way towards improving the habitats since the early days. Thanks for visiting my blog - hope you'll stop by again.

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  9. A fun photo for sure. So cute seeing him sit in the water - staying cool! :)

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    1. Yeah - can't imagine wearing a fur coat in our heat/humidity - glad he had the water to cool down in.
      Have a good week!

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  10. Hi Sherry! Thank you for stopping by my blog, Betty the Bichon. This picture is really amazing, the bear looks so relaxed like she is taking a bubble bath!

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    1. You're welcome! Appreciate the visit to my blog as well. Yeah, anything to ease the effects of the heat & humidity - wonder what the bear was thinking?
      Hope you'll stop by again!

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