Opened in 1844, with animals donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany.  It was completely destroyed during World War II, and only 91 of 3,715 animals survived including a black stork. I am not sure what kind of bird this is, but it sure has some […]

Is there any bird more fascinating and gorgeous than a peacock? On Today’s Date in the Past: Tobacco Barn 17 Mile Drive:  The Lone Cypress

After dropping my son off at Boys State on the beautiful Kansas State University campus, the girls and I toured the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan.  It sure has grown since I was there last, back in a year that started with a “1.”  This feathered friend is a crested screamer. On Today’s Date in the […]

There are sooooo many peacocks strutting around the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.  I was certain that with a little patience I’d have no trouble landing a shot like this or this without much effort at all. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Apparently peacocks don’t wander around with their feathers on full display.  Plus also, the […]