State of Mind? Weekly Photo Challenge

Sunita  (Hindi for “well-behaved”)  was one of three Bengal tigers on show in the Tiger Temple at Australia Zoo on the day I visited last year.

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 I cried afterwards.

All text and photos by Meg Philp

Story Twigs the Imagination! by Meg Philp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

State of Mind

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

Story Twigs …! by Meg Philp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.