Saturday, March 21, 2009

Camera Critters - Prarie Dogs

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a prarie dog munching on a piece of carrot. The pictures were taken at the Hamburg zoo, Hagenbecks Tierpark, where a group of about 20 prarie dogs live in an enclosure right next to the bison.

Animals with the same habitat are grouped together and in many cases you can see a panorama of different species without really noticing the barriers between their enclosures:
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here's an unusual guest:
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The peacocks roam the park freely and often choose the enclosures of other animals to present themselves. He didn't show his tail, though. Maybe that's why the prarie dogs were absolutely ot impressed and ignored him.
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19 comments:

Bruce said...

Cute, chubby little guys! Nice photos:)

Reader Wil said...

Interesting little guys! I have never seen them in Rotterdam's zoo. Next time I shall have a better look. Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

I particularly like the group photo!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Cute little guys!

Dina said...

Cute animals, those prairie dogs.
Nice that your zoo allows mingling of the species.

Snap said...

I love zoos! Cute little guys and the peacocks are magnificent.

Bryan said...

Oh man, I'd forgotten how round prairie dogs can be. This is a great reminder.

i beati said...

rotund guys cute- Thanks for the tock shot haha Sandy

Grammy said...

They are adorable. I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks.

Natural Moments said...

They have some healthy coats on them. It looks like they have some interesting neighbors to keep themselves entertained.

Dirk said...

Lovely pictures taken at the zoo.

Carla said...

These are so darling (love that peacock:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Prairie dogs are sooo cute.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
They look very happy and well fed! Great shots! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Misty Dawn said...

I love this post! The prairie dogs are really cool, and I love how they weren't impressed with the peacock. hehe

Rhea said...

Fun, furry little guys! They're fun to watch. Great photos!

Carolina said...

Great big balls of fluff. Nice pictures!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Gosh talk about a bunch of fatty's, how cute, and that is one big peacock

Karen said...

I love watching priarie dogs...and ground squirrels. They are so fascinating.

We discovered a colony of yellow-bellied marmots living not far from us. I'm hoping to go and get some good photos of them on MOnday.