How would you be? one hot day at the zoo

Crowds were thin at Australia Zoo on one of the hottest days this summer. My friend and I wandered the site, keeping to the shade when we could, then out in the open, forgetting the time, in awe, marvelling at the uniqueness of those beautiful creatures.

I couldn’t help thinking they might be lonely in their enclosures, even if there were two or three of them there … with all this strange country around them.  I couldn’t help imagining how I would feel if I was them? Surely they would miss their herd?

How would you be? DSCF1245Perhaps … as coy as a young giraffe …     [ A herd of giraffes]

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… as stoic as a dusty rhinoceros …            [A crash of rhinoceroses]

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… as eager as a captive wedge-tail …        [A convocation of eagles]

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 … as patient as a basking alligator …     [A congregation of alligators]

DSCF1351… as content as a well-fed cheetah …        [A coalition of cheetahs]

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… or as enthusiastic as a litter of hungry piglets?

How about

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… as gregarious as a grazing zebra …                      [ A zeal of zebras]

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 … as flamboyant as a cooling cassowary …           [ A dash of cassowaries]

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…. or just as bored as a magnificent tiger?                  [An ambush of tigers]

All text and photos by Meg

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