Rio Grande Zoo

Rio Grande Zoo – Albuquerque, New Mexico




Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) India, The Indochinese peninsula, Sumatra and Sri Lanka.  These are young elephants since you can still see the fuzzy hairs on theirbodies.  Young elephants weigh about 220 lbs at birth. They learn techniques involved in hunting for food by imitating their parents or others in the herd.  They are extremely intelligent.


Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffe canielopardalis) – Each Giraffe has their own individual pattern such as our fingerprints.  The Reticulated Giraffe has sharp-edged chestnut patches outlined with white lines. The long neck has 7 vertebrae, which is the same as other mammals, but the vertebrae are quite a bit larger in size..


Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) – Eastern and Southwestern Australia in Eucalypt forests and woodlands.  These cute Koala do not have a tail.  Their ears are tufted and roundish.  They sleep in a fork of a tree in the day and feed at night.


The Mountain Lion is often called a cougar, puma or panther.  The Mountain Lion can be found in North and South America.  This carnivore mostly hunts at night.


This Hippopotamus (Hippopatus amphibius) seemed to enjoy being submerged in water keeping cool.  In the wild the    hippo would spend most of time in the water and then comes out to graze on grass and vegetation.


Ankole (Bos taurus) are common in Africa.  A large herd denotes wealth and are referred to as cattle.  They also live in Europe and Southern Asia.  The adult herd face out in a circle around the calves in the center to protect them.
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) – Artic Ocean


Bob Cat 




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