White-nosed Coati

White-nosed Coati

Our visit to the Phoenix Zoo yesterday morning rewarded us with many active animals. The white-nosed coati, for example, climbed his tree and savored its small berries. Four Mexican wolves slowly circled their private enclosure. One of the bald eagles spread his wings and enjoyed another Arizona blue sky day. The golden eagle maintained his perched dignity. A burrowing owl poised near its hole while two roadrunners flitted along the side fencing. Snowy egrets showed off their pure white plumage while a turkey vulture watched from atop a rugged stump. The black-tailed prairie dogs gourged themselves on carrots and greens. A Bornean orangutan swung by the glass viewing area with a stop to eye a toddler held up by dad. Four pelicans reflected on their good fortune perched on a raft in the lake. The scarlet macaw straightened its feathers. An Andean bear nursed its young one who didn’t look all that young. A Galapagos tortoise waded through its water pool. A wonderful fall day at the Phoenix Zoo.

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