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Dublin Zoo and the Ostrich

Carrying on with my Dublin Zoo visit, there is a habitat setup in the zoo called ‘African Savanna‘.  As you would expect these are the sort of animals that you would likely encounter on an African Safari.

As we entered the area, the first inhabitant that we encountered was an Ostrich that was hanging around the edges, and looked like it was catching flies and other little airborne creatures that dared to settle on the rocks.

Are you looking at me?

Are you looking at me?

I was watching it for a while initially trying to figure out what he/she was doing.  It was underneath a rock over-hang pottering around and I kept thinking to myself ‘what if he/she suddenly stands up, they could bang their head’ and guess what, with a huge crack the poor thing stood up, and you guessed it banged its head with amazing force.  I was about 12 feet away and I heard the thud so clearly it made me cringe.  I didn’t know whether to laugh or feel sorry for the poor creature.

Is this my best side

Is this my best side

Well thankfully it wasn’t harmed, maybe a bit of a headache, but it carried on as normal.   However when it stood up again, this time you could see it took extra care and even closed it’s eyes anticipating what may happen again, awwww.   They are not as daft as you think 🙂


Hey I’m good looking to another Ostrich

One thing I would say about visiting a zoo, stop and watch the animals for a while, observe how they behave, you maybe educated, you may see something that you wouldn’t expect, you may even witness something never seen before; but if you just walk by or take a brief glimpse you will never know what undiscovered pleasures you are missing out on.


Look at those hairs

So as much as I wanted to take more photos of the Ostrich it was time to move on, until next time…

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10 responses »

  1. Claire, the ostrich pics are marvelous. I really like the close up that shows the fine hair or feathering on the head near the beak.

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