Sep 27, 2009

Nature at its best.

Hey guys....
So, I dunno if I ever mentioned in my previous blog that I was planning on going to the zoo this weekend, but I went yesterday with a big group of Malaysian students who are studying here in Prague and it was pretty fun! The zoo here is quite big with an variety of animals ranging in all different sizes, continent, habitat, etc. I haven't visited a zoo since...since I don't remember! That's how long I haven't been to a zoo. And that is because I don't quite like zoos much since most of the zoos that I have been to are practically prisons for animals. Well, in my opinion anyway. I don't know what you would call a zoo with bare cement floors, one-animal-per-cage cages and moldy water bowls.

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but only a tiny bit. Seriously, they are more or less what I just described. Which is the reason why I decided to go to Prague Zoo because it is actually quite a nice zoo, despite the fact that I did not get to see some must-see animals, such as the gorily (= gorilla, in Czech)! And giraffe. And hippo. And I only got a glimpse of one polar bear. I really wanted to see more of my family members though but only got to see one called Slone or something. You know, the elephant? Hehehe.

Anyways, here is the map with some of my awesome annotations of the animals I saw - or didn't see - as well as some pictures from my visit at the zoo! Enjoyy :D

(to view a larger version of the image, simply click and a new window will open up. Look on the top right corner of the picture where there is a zoom button and click.)


Hehe. I joke. :P

The absolutely amazing bird below is called the cassowary. They are found in New Guinea and Australia and is the third tallest bird and second heaviest living bird in the world. According to Wikipedia,

"Cassowaries feed on mainly fruits, though all species are truly omnivorous and will take a range of other plant food including shoots, grass seeds, and fungi in addition to invertebrates and small vertebrates.

Cassowaries are very shy, but when disturbed, they are capable of inflicting serious injuries to dogs and children."

Wow. That's nice to know. Hahaha.


Okay, well, that's all for now. :D I took some videos when I was ther as well, so I'll try to post them up soon. They're very....hmm, how do I say this...SEXY! hahaha. So watch out for that :D

Pictures from Raya :)

Hey guys,
For some reason, I can only upload these three pictures below because all the other pics from Raya the other day are unable to show up. So, I give up. Here are the pictures, enjoy! Hahaha.
Oh, and if anyone can suggest a reason why the uploads are not working, please email me! :D