Gibbons are lightweight apes that can weigh between 10 and 30 pounds.  Like all apes, gibbons don’t have tails.  Unlike all apes, gibbons mate for life.  The lighter colored arm just to the left of this shot, belongs to this cutie’s mate, and every time I’ve visited the Sunset Zoo, the two of them have been […]

The last place I lived when I was a college student at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas (back in a year that started with a 1) was near the Sunset Zoo. My long, mind-clearing walks would often take me through the zoo which was not much more than some native birds and a bobcat or two. […]

Native to Australia and New Guinea, the kookaburra’s call sounds a lot like human laughter.  I was treated to quite a concert before this guy settled down and posed for this shot. Click on image to enlarge    

Red-tailed hawks help maintain the rodent and rabbit population.  I wish I’d seen more red-tailed hawks around my garden with all of the rabbits this year! Click on any image to enlarge

Seriously, could this guy be any cuter??? Click on image to enlarge

Two-and-a-half-year-old chimpanzee youth, Nkurukoto, is as much fun to watch as about any toddler you’ll encounter.  Curious, adorable, and funny, he certainly kept my attention for quite some time!  There were several white hard hats in the exhibit with the chimps.  I’m not sure if they’re there as toys or as serving dishes, but I do […]