Absolutely no headway since my post on `why do we put off things for tomorrow' . I admit. Is that a habit? I wonder! So after the vacation and the Dubbare visit and The Golden Temple visit at Bylakuppe, we went to the Mysore Zoo. Spread over a large area (more than 3 kilometres walk!) and over a century old, this Zoo is definetely a delight. We spent over four hours at the Zoo and enjoyed every bit of it.
Giraffe was the first attraction. They were standing tall and still. My daughter refused to believe that it was real until it starting rolling its tongue.
Isn't this rare?
The rainbow macaws
Look who's lazing out in the shade after lunch
The black necked swan
The baby on its swing
Can you spot the bear?
My! the Rhino was huge. Spraying clouds of dust with each breath
My kiddos loved the zebras
Lazing after lunch
Star turtles. Pic not very clear because of the glass enclosure
The Monitor lizard. Reminds me of a day in my childhood when a monitor lizard ventured into our backyard and Dasu our ferocious dog, fought relentlessly for two hours with it and killed it. He was panting for so long after that. We gave him lots of water and patted him for his act. I can vividly remember his eyes as we patted him.
History also takes us back to 1670 battle between Tanaji, Shivaji's closest friend who fought and recaptured Kondana fort, now named Sinhgad using monitor lizards to scale the forts Monitor lizards hold on to anything very very tightly.. Tanaji however died in the battle. Shivaji quipped later ` Gad ala pan sinh gela' meaning, fort was captured but the lion was lost.
Creepy creatures ahead! The python
Anaconda... eeks he had very cruel eyes. Scary!
We were amongst the first visitors to the zoo that day. We had gone in early. It was quite sunny and hot Tired though at the end cause we walked more than 3 kilometres
The girls however, enjoyed every bit of it.