Make no mistake, this beast was putting on a show.

It was a beautiful summer evening at Binder Park Zoo and it seems like the animals were just as excited to see the people as the people where to see them. A fun loving crowd grabbed their bikes and set out on an adventure, that will not forgotten soon.

Even through there was beer there it was a family event. This family duo decorated their bikes with paper flowers and teddy bears.

kid and dad

Gearing up for a great wild night at Binder Park Zoo...we had no idea how much fun we were in for!

t and me

These African Dogs were amazing to watch! Playful and silly, found out later they are not cuddly pups...but they sure are pretty!


Here is a really cool fact about the African Wild Dog that I found on Wikipedia...  

African wild dog populations in the Okavango Delta have been observed "rallying" before they set out to hunt. Not every rally results in a departure, but departure becomes more likely when more individual dogs "sneeze". Researchers assert that wild dogs in Botswana, "use a specific vocalization (the sneeze) along with a variable quorum response mechanism in the decision-making process to go hunting at a particular moment.

How can you not love the Blue-tongues skink?


Wikipedia explains the reason for this lizards name..

These little guys are  are commonly called blue-tongued lizards or simply blue-tongues or blueys in Australia. As suggested by these common names, a prominent characteristic of the genus is a large blue tongue that can be bared as a bluff-warning to potential enemies.

They are very gentle, in fact bikers were allowed to pet this guy!

The evening was filled with laughter and new friends. I can't wait to return to Binder Park Zoo so that I can check out the American Black Bear, the Linne's Two Toes Sloth and the Wallaroo. If you have some time left this summer, I highly recommend checking out wildlife.


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