Sleeping Tiger

I’m not having much luck in finding the tigers awake at the Assiniboine Park zoo.  Last time I went, they were just babies and sound asleep and now that they are much bigger, they were still sound asleep when I was there.  Only one was in a position where I could get a picture.

Mom and the other baby were sound asleep in positions where  I would only be able to zoom between the wire on the cage, so this one is my only subject.  He sure has grown since my last pictures.  🙂

Shhh – don’t wake him up.

Sleeping Tiger
Sleeping Tiger

I really wished that the zoo had plans for better enclosures for the cats.  The enclosures are much too small.  The Journey to Churchill exhibit for the Polar Bears will give any of the bears a wonderful place to stay while awaiting release into the wild, and will hopefully improve conditions for other northern critters, such as the Arctic Fox and Snowy Owl, but I do not believe that anything is planned for the big cats.

Other than bunnies, Chester and I did not see any critters on our walk along the Red River yesterday.  Well, we did see one little bird and I tried to get a picture of him – but he flew away as I clicked and I got nothing.

So far on Africam today, we have seen Elephant, Warthog, Black Eagle, Waterbuck, Zebra, Impala, Nyala, Kudu, Wildebeest, Woolly-necked Stork, Green-backed Heron, Baboon and Hippo.  Click here to see all the pictures from June 1st.

On May 31st, we were treated to a preview of the outdoor cam showing our Cheetahs Salome and her 3 adorable cubs in their enclosure.  They have already grown so much from the squirmy little ones we watched being born a few weeks ago and are now running, playing and climbing.  They are sure keeping mom busy.  I hope the camera will be on full time soon for us to continue watching them grow.