Sadly, the birds were pretty much all on lockdown as the zoo tries to prevent infection by bird flu, which is in the area. The flamingos were all together in one enclosure and easier to smell than see, but I hope these measures will keep them safe. Meanwhile, vultures and ibises crashed exhibits all over the place. Maybe not the birds one expected to see, but they were interesting!
This was also a chance to exercise the camera a bit with storm-chasing partner Alethea Kontis. We hope to head to the Plains soon.
In the meantime, here are some adorable critters.
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