Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

More Chiang Mai Zoo

I have added some more zoo pictures as well as a few videos.

The Zoo was very hot yesterday. There is a heat wave going on and we are approaching 100 degrees every day so we had to take it nice and easy. I think the animals were hot as well but these flamingos seemed to be having a good ol’ time in the water.

flamingo

The Chiang Mai Zoo is well funded and they are building two huge structures and a monorail (and I bet they didn’t need 3 referendums to do it-seattle joke ha ha) to transport visitors. This big hippo decides it is way to hot and is time to get back in the water (see video). The baby hippo rests his head on a ledge.

Little Hippo head so heavy

This is Chuang Chuang the male Panda. He is a big boy.

Pandas like bamboo

The two panda’s have been separated because they have been trying to breed them for three years. The zookeepers are hoping that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Panda’s mating period is a mere three days long and is coming up any day now. The zookeepers, like this guy, are keeping close tabs on their behavior and are hoping for some ‘good news’ soon. Check out this video of a Panda eating its favorite type of bamboo (best video ever) and a second video as well. Panda notetaker The zoo also had cute Koala bears, one of which was named
Coco. They had a little glass enclosure so that Francie wouldn’t grab one and hug it to death. They were pretty cute.

I am a bear-really

Here is another picture of the big guy that has the blue tongue. Francie and I were looking at him when a zookeeper came up and picked up a favorite seed pod or bark which attracted his attention.

I am tall

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February 27, 2007 - Posted by | Pets, SE Asia, Thailand, Travel, Wildlife

5 Comments »

  1. 100 degrees!!!!!

    The photos are so great! The flamingos need more shrimp
    to be a brighter pink!!

    The hippo baby was much more active than SA ones.

    The panda wants something good from from that blue container.

    Comment by Cynthia | February 27, 2007 | Reply

  2. Those flamingos are gorgeous. They look about the same shade of pink as the ones we saw in the Galapagos. 🙂

    Comment by Jill | February 28, 2007 | Reply

  3. Great photos of the panda and hippo! -Roger

    Comment by Roger Martinez | February 28, 2007 | Reply

  4. Oo.. so CUTE! I love pandas.
    Here I bought a cuddly panda bag (L) that I can hardly put it down!
    I believe it is a GREAT find for every panda fanatic!
    hkpanda.freetzi
    .com

    Comment by Flor | July 28, 2009 | Reply

  5. ooo…I love pandas.
    Here I bought a cuddly panda bag (L) that I can hardly put it down!
    I believe it is a GREAT find for every panda fanatic!
    hkpanda.freetzi
    .com

    Comment by Flor | July 28, 2009 | Reply


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