DAILY PHOTO: Zoo Creatures of Mysore





















Taken in November of 2013 in Mysore at the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

DAILY PHOTO: Best. Zoo. Signage. Ever.

Taken in Mysore in October of 2013

Taken at the  Mysore Zoo in October of 2013

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (i.e. the Mysore Zoo) wins the award for the most clever (and most gruesome) signage at a zoo.

 

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DAILY PHOTO: Chimpanzee Standing Watch

Taken on October 3, 2014 in the Mysore Zoo.

Taken on October 3, 2014 in the Mysore Zoo.

DAILY PHOTO: Crocodile at Peace

Taken in November of 2013 at the Mysore Zoo

Taken in November of 2013 at the Mysore Zoo

There is no smile
worn by a crocodile,
that’ll induce me to pet him.

There’s no grin,
neither wide nor thin,
that extends my treasured limb.

Save your beaming.
It looks scheming.
“No, I won’t go for a swim.”

 

 

DAILY PHOTO: Leopard

Taken at the Mysore Zoo on November 29, 2013.

Taken at the Mysore Zoo on November 29, 2013.

I took this photo at Mysore zoo through the chain link fence, but got focus on the leopard.

POEM: No Chunky Monkey

IMG_1346there’s nothing sadder than a monkey

who’s grown pudgy, blown up chunky,

and become a Mars Bar junkie

just cause we’re genetically entwined

makes it neither right nor kind

to give them a bootilicious behind

 when swinger’s branches threaten break

and under foot the earth it quakes

it’s then too late to lay off the cakes

when dealing with our friends furry

remember no ice cream or curry

no panicked food drop and scurry

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DAILY PHOTO: Albino Black Buck

Taken November 29, 2013 at the Mysore Zoo.

Taken November 29, 2013 at the Mysore Zoo.

There’s something about this picture that strikes me as not of this world. The albino creature contrasted against the earth-tone environment. One expects to see a deer in a verdant patch where it can meet its grazing needs, not on barren, stony soil.  Then there are those wicked screw-bit horns, seeming a little out of place on bambi–like fangs on a butterfly.