As the weather was supposed to get bad, we left early in the morning, figuring on breakfast on the way. (Whoever heard of a Burger King running out of biscuits at breakfast so the breakfast never happened.) (I might add that he also presented me with a huge flat screen tv for the bedroom and my daughter got me dvr service for a year!) My other daughter sent me lovely pictures of Amelia!
The above are scarlet ibis which are native to South America but which do appear down in Ft. Myers occasionally but I haven't seen one yet. I have seen about every other variety of ibis however and even see the white ones in large numbers by the beach house in NC.
This is the naughty lorikeet that took a small chunk out of my finger! He was supposed to eat the nectar, not my finger!
Another of the lorikeets that is more well behaved and eating out of my hand.
Looks like these zebras just had a bath -- how is that for line work!
This is an Asian elephant which is the kind you see people riding and in circuses. African elephants are much bigger and have huge ears and are definitely can't be trained like the Asian ones.
This guy was just fascinating. He is an anteater and the front end looks more like the back end. They are about five feet end to end.