Late Afternoon in Prague Zoo – Part III

The weather these days is cold and sunny, only few degrees above 0 and that makes perfect conditions to go outside and take some photos. Yesterday, I went to Prague Zoo again, only about two hours before all the visitors would have to leave the zoo. And it was really cool, everything was lit with golden light, especially the exhibits on the southern hillside and there I took most of the photos. All these photos were taken when the sun was just above the horizon and therefore the colours are very warm.

Eurasian Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)

Female Boja is the last member of the wolf pack that lived in Prague Zoo.
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Brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea)

This was the first time I saw a hyena in their exhibit.
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Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus)

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Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)

I was very lucky to see red pandas in their outside exhibit as they usually go outside in the early morning hours.
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Red kangaroo (Macropus rufus)

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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

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When I was leaving the zoo, I saw these white blooms near the exit. Although it is winter, they looked like they came into bloom recently.
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Brown Bears

My previous post was about animals in Zoo Brno and I intentionally left out the brown bears and polar bear. Now it is time for post dedicated especially to them.

The Kamchatka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus)

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Time for Siesta
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The Bear Brothers
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Time to Play
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Unfortunately, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs where in the lower part of their exhibit so all of my photos were taken from above. These polar bears are experts in masking so they cannot be found easily in their exhibit. Most of the time they were as brown as the ground around the pool.

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I am Coming
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Who is That?
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