As I was walking through the Zoo on Monday, I was once again reminded how different, yet beautiful, the Zoo is during the winter.
I saw the eagles perching in their habitat against the stark black-and-white background of snow and leafless trees. I couldn’t resist capturing an image. Most of the animals in our care have some degree of outside access in the winter, including some you may not expect, such as our lions, elephants, hyena and even on occasion, orangutans. Also, winter is the time when others in our care look their best: tigers, snow leopards and polar bears, for example.
I encourage you to visit in winter when there are fewer people. The beauty of nature still abounds!
- Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director