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General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: LeonDude on April 28, 2008, 07:59:26 pm

Title: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: LeonDude on April 28, 2008, 07:59:26 pm
I hope I'm putting this post in the right department. I first thought 'Interesting Places', but maybe photography is better. Mods, please move if you think so.

Anyhow, that said, I paid the Pretoria Zoo a visit today, and had a good time with my little camera, so thought I'd share some of the pics here. There's a lot of pics, but for those of you willing to wait for them to load, there's a couple of some special friends of ours, see if you can spot them.



(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1199.jpg)

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Ok, now provided that I get this posting thing right, the next couple of photies should be the special ones.

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1251.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1252.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1253.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1254.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1255.jpg)


(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1256.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1258.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1259.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1260.jpg)


(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1261.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1263.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1264.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1265.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1268.jpg)


(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1269.jpg)


This last pic is the dog house.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1270.jpg)


And here are some more, just for the fun.

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1277.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1280.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1281.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1285.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1286.jpg)


(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1287.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1289.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1291.jpg)

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Ok so thank you all for sharing some of the animals and plants of the Pretoria Zoo with me. For those of you who would like to go and see for yourself, I think it's cheap enough, R10 buck gets you parking if you pitch up early enough, R40 gets you into the gate (kids are a bit cheaper), cooldrinks and snacks are about the same price as at a filling station.

Stay well.
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: LeonDude on April 28, 2008, 08:02:09 pm
Phew, ok got it working at last.

A few notes.
Those ancient looking cages aren't holding animals anymore, but I can remember as a young laaitie going to the zoo and seeing the big lion and urang sitting there with nothing to do. I'm glad they've got some good space now. Those cages are going to be modernized to hold something else, according to a notice there.
If you go by bike and you wear riding boots, remember to pack walking shoes, that is one heck of a walk!

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: Pistonpete on April 28, 2008, 08:27:20 pm
Maybe some of the members could take note of the prevailing behaviour ;D
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: Oetie on April 28, 2008, 08:30:57 pm

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1199.jpg)



Encephalartos natalensis - male plant
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: Jules on April 28, 2008, 09:03:34 pm

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1199.jpg)



Encephalartos natalensis - male plant

Oetie   -   Plantis Anorakis                  ;D
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: Oetie on April 28, 2008, 09:08:21 pm

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/PTAZoo/100_1199.jpg)



Encephalartos natalensis - male plant

Oetie   -   Plantis Anorakis                  ;D


Not realy, cycads is just another hobbie.. ;)
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: LeonDude on April 28, 2008, 09:11:51 pm
Oetie, there are hundreds of the most beautiful cycads at the zoo, all different kinds.
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: Oetie on April 28, 2008, 09:14:56 pm
Oetie, there are hundreds of the most beautiful cycads at the zoo, all different kinds.

I haven't been to the zoo for quite a while, perhaps I should go and spoil the kids (and myself) sometime this weekend...

The botanical gardens also have some lovely cycads, and a nice restaurant overlooking the gardens and pond. Worthwhile to visit.
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: Captain Zef on April 28, 2008, 09:29:17 pm
Cool ek laaik daai zoo....

Het al daai kabel karretjie gery ;D
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: LeonDude on April 28, 2008, 09:38:45 pm
Cool ek laaik daai zoo....

Het al daai kabel karretjie gery ;D

Hierdie keer het ek op geloop, want hulle laat mos nie bikes toe nie!

Sorry daar's nie photies van die katte nie, die goed het heeldag onner die boom gele en snork!
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: briv on May 05, 2008, 07:02:31 pm
Was ok da die week voor jou  ;)
Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: KiLRoy on May 05, 2008, 07:15:01 pm
was so maand terug daar met die kinders - skoon en bekostigbaar - nice dag

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Title: Re: Pretoria Zoo
Post by: LeonDude on May 05, 2008, 07:16:25 pm
Lekker le daai katte en honde en slaap!