Navaho Churro Sheep

Navaho Churro Sheep

Yesterday morning we walked around parts of the Phoenix Zoo. Many of the animals were active, perhaps because of the moderate temperature. An American white pelican posed in the central lake. We could hear the chatter of the gibbons so we headed in their direction. They howled a duet while playing on the top of a shading canvas. More pelicans rested in the water in front of the gibbon island. Two herons formed book ends on a small zoo building to the left of our viewing area. We visited the newly remodeled enclosed aviary. A chestnut-breasted malkoha and Luzon bleeding heart dove posed while two straw-necked ibis strutted around us. The orangutans were especially active. Daniel posed at a window with young children peering at him and comparing hands. The orangutan youngster played hide-and-seek in another area while mom watched from an enclosure door. Kasih and Michael munched kale. In the area with a children’s focus, we eyed the unusual horns on the Navaho churro sheep. A miniature zebu also captured my interest. From an informational sign we learned that this creature can twitch a specific skin area. Perhaps the biggest surprise on this visit was the number of flowers in bloom such as different varieties of hibiscus, a yellow rose, and several trumpet-like plants.We enjoy our walks in the zoo.

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