Some of the animals we saw at the Nordic Ark this summer.
The last of the Southern pudús ... as I think I mentioned before (??) the Ark's female Pudu puda died this spring, and the calf from last year I guess had already been transferred to another zoo before that happened, so now the male is all alone in his enclosure. :-(
Aww, he's so adorable!! I remember that last year KAS said she wanted a pudú as a pet. I want one too ... !! :-D
Przewalski's horse, Equus caballus przewalski. See anything odd? :-)
Japanese cranes, Grus japonensis, wandering about ...
Along the side of their enclosure there was some info posted ... among other things this photo of how these birds look as hatchlings. Check out the grafitti on the picture; it's in Swedish and it says Adorable! and then there's a little heart. :-D
Wolves, Canis lupus, just after feeding time. Meat? Got meat?
Finnish forest reindeer, Rangifer tarandus fennicus. Impressive antlers on that buck there.
European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris. What a beautiful animal. C. and I were thrilled to see it as this was one of the species we didn't get to see last year.
Yup, got meat!! A young wolverine, Gulo gulo, who'd just 'caught' his dinner.
A Eurasian eagle owl, Bubo bubo. The biggest owl in Europe.
I love animals. :-)
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