Zookeeper McKenzie takes good care of Luke, the Belgian Draft Horse. Did you know that the largest horse on record was a Belgian named “Brooklyn Supreme”, who was nearly 2 meters tall and weighed over 3000 pounds?!
During what was originally envisioned as just another early morning fluff piece, viewers of the lazily named Breakfast Television tuned in to watch a baboon-like creature, Michael Hackenberger, guiding an actual baboon through a series of tricks. One of these involved the monkey riding a pony. Cute, right? No, not really, because halfway through the skit, the baboon jumped down from the pony because it’s a goddamn monkey … only to be called a “cocksucker” and told to “get back up.” Shockingly, this did not sit well with viewers.
having a friend with connections at the zoo is pretty dang cool! I got to play with a baby lion (which I named Sekhmet, and she was sucking on my fingers thinking it was a bottle) a baby tiger (we named Penthesilea, who loved me best, nbd) and some adorably friendly lemurs, Diego stuck pretty close to me :)
Hello Bowmanville Zoo fans! We have an exciting announcement… Opening day for 2014 is APRIL 19th! Please keep posted to this Tumblr & the Bowmanville Zoo’s Facebook page in the case that weather may delay the opening, although be prepared for some spring fun with your favourite animals! I know these pygmy goats and cows are expecting you!
BOWMANVILLE – The four new additions to the lion pride at the Bowmanville Zoo are now just over a month old. The zoo held a contest to name two of the lion cubs, originally nicknamed Thor and Zoolander. The cubs could one day make the trip to Africa. And that last shot is me holding one of them. July 21, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland
The animals at the Bowmanville Zoo come in all shapes, sizes, and patterns! Did you know that while there is no definitive reason why zebras have stripes, some scientists think that they dissuade insects that recognize only large areas of single-colored fur, acting as a kind of natural sunscreen!