Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Zoo wrap up

The Grevy's zebras are not the only equines at the Denver Zoo. There is also a small herd of Mongolian Wild Horses (also known as Przewalski's Horses). I spent some time watching them sunbathe and swat flies. This cute, chubby mare was my favorite.
The flies were bothering her something fierce.
She tried and tried to get the one on the middle of her back.
Finally she gave up and rolled.
This little stallion (I think) came over to the edge of the enclosure to say hi.
He was not nearly as cute as the mare, but I do like his stripey tail and bushy mane.I was also intrigued by his shoulder markings.The flies were bothering him, too!And he ended up dealing with it in much the same manner as the mare!

4 comments:

  1. Loving all these photos Jennifer! :-D

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  2. Oooo, you have a Przewalski's Horse!? I don't know if I've ever seen one of those in person before. We don't have them here in St. Louis, but we do have a ton of Zebras (who must be very frisky because we always have babies) and the Somali Wild Ass (wonder if blogger allows that last word... we'll see). I love the SWA - and we had two fillies last year that were adorable.

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  3. Thank you for these! Great reference pictures- I generally can't do much with your tack ref pix, since I work on tiny scale, but these are lovely for a potential Przewalski custom! Whee!

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