Look out, there are Llamas! Llamas are larger than frogs. (Also this one threatened to sneeze on Dan.)
This little fellow was not part of the exhibit though he did choose to sit still and pose for a pic.
A couple of Capybaras, though not for petting.
Horses and I do not get along, so I opted out of a pony ride.
Warning: Lame Buffalo jokes alert.
I once knew a girl from Buffalo. Why can't I meet a girl from normal parents?
I had a Buffalo burger for lunch. When I was finished, she brought me the Buffalo Bill.
What did the Buffalo say to his boy when he went off to school? Bye son!
Cool, some Black-tailed Prairie Dogs. When we drove through the Prairies as kids, we'd espy them and refer to them as "Bummies" because they'd stick their rear ends up in the air.
And yes, there is a Kemono Friend.
One of my favourite marsupials, the Red Kangaroo.
Some Emus to amuse you.
Next, we entered an enclosure and within were some animals we didn't expect. Such as this Cape Hyrax.
The Fennec is Dan's all-time favourite creature, so we would have been vastly disappointed if we had bypassed this exhibit.
An African Spurred Tortoise above and a Leopard Tortoise below. (NOT Turtles, people!)
A Ball Python!
Speaking of Python, I'd be remiss if I didn't add the Spiny Norman sketch for the hari-nezumi or hedgehog. Spiny Norman makes his appearance around the four-minute mark.
If your timing is right, you can view some African mammals from the rooftop of this pavilion, we were not so lucky. Back outside, witnessed a pair of large African Bush Elephants. (Frankly, they are rather difficult to miss.)
Just Lion around.
The White Square-lipped Rhinoceros.
Can you tell the difference between the Lesser Flamingo and the European Flamingo? I couldn't.
A long-distance shot of a Zebra and zoom on an Ostrich.
Fortunately, there's a Kemono Friend to give us a better view.
And our long-necked friend, the Reticulated Giraffe.
After we left Africa, we wandered along the Ajisai Road though the Hydrangeas were almost bereft of blossoms.
Much to my delight, there were several exotic birds along the way.
Such as this Black Kite above and Golden Eagle below.
This is a European Hobby. I'd never heard of or forgotten that a Hobby is a type of raptor.
A Stork having dinner.
A Great Horned Owl and its Kemono Friend counterpart.
A colourful Golden Pheasant.
That's it for the birds and our day was almost done. I almost completely missed these two.
Hey, let's go on a picnic. Alpaca lunch!
And the obligatory Kemono Friend.
As we were about to depart, Dan shouted, "Totoro!" I didn't even notice him.
A parting shot on the way to the parking lot.
I just thought I'd once again mention my second-favourite amphibian, the Aoxoltl. I walked by a Gatcha-machine yesterday and sure enough, it was featured as one of 11 different animals. I got one first try!
Then inside the Mandai, there was an axolotl (Japanese call it an Oopa-Loopa!), in the UFO-Catcher. I tried to no avail. Then I saw a mom win one for her little girl and I tried again and landed one on my second try.
Dig that Derpy smile!
There is also a rare Kemono Friend and I must admit I have a bit of a crush on her!