Zoo Tour With Alex

Zoo Tour with Alex Part 5

This post is part of an ongoing series about Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA, written (well, dictated – I did the typing) and photographed by my 8-year-old son, Alex.  If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, links to those parts are at the end of this post.


We are now at the beginning of Part 5.  To start it off, you can see a crow.  This crow is eating some popcorn from the ground that people dropped.

DSCN2299 We’re now back to the Raptor Center.  If you can’t see this bird, it is a Peregrine Falcon.  It is at the top of the hill, in front of the house.  It is right in the middle.  If you see a large bush, look on the right side at the bottom of the bush, then you’ll see it.  Anyway, this is the Peregrine Falcon.  Falcons are big birds of prey.  They’ll eat a lot of stuff.  And plus their claws are super sharp for killing mice, lizards, snakes – all that stuff.  The Peregrine Falcon doesn’t flap its wings as much as crows do.

DSCN2309 Now we are at the beautiful creatures known as the Snow Leopards.  Snow Leopards are very fast.  They can jump at very far distances, like 46 feet!

Don’t Snow Leopards look so beautiful?

This Snow Leopard is eating meat.  They will eat whatever they can find.  When I say ‘whatever they can find,’ I really mean whatever they can find, including grass and twigs.  They are omnivores!

DSCN2312 Snow Leopards are pretty small for big cats.  Snow Leopards are anywhere from between sixty and a hundred and twenty pounds.  My Daddy weighs more than a large Snow Leopard!  Their tail is almost as long as their body.  The Snow Leopard can be up to fifty inches from nose to butt.  So their tail must be around thirty-five to forty-five inches long.

And that’s all for now.






Introduction – Zookeeper Alex

Part 1 – Some Animals of the African Savanna

Part 2 – More of the African Savanna, and an Indian Elephant

Part 3 – Parts of Asia and the Raptor Center

Part 4 – Raptor Center, Komodo Dragons, Fruit Bats and Meerkats

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