Bikes, Beer, & Beasts Was The BEST Time at Binder Park Zoo
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.
Gearing up for a great wild night at Binder Park Zoo...we had no idea how much fun we were in for!
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.