AT THE ZOO  

spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
29796 posts
9/4/2021 6:44 am
AT THE ZOO



After watching a lot of television and binging on nature documentaries about a pride of lions, a caravan of camels, a troop of monkeys, a school of whales, a pod of dolphins, a nest of snakes, a gaggle of geese and a colony of termites, I decided to visit a zoo.

On entering the zoo, I immediately saw a band of gorillas and a flange of baboons on the right, and I saw an ambush of tigers and a coalition of cheetahs on the left.

Further into the zoo, in its reptile corner, I came across a congregation of alligators and a bask of crocodiles in the pool. I then was drawn to a quiver of cobra snakes and a rhumba of rattlesnakes. There was also a mess of iguanas, a camp of chameleons, a knot of toads, an army of frogs and a hood of snails. I thought it was strange that the snails were housed in the zoo’s reptile corner.

In a large fenced field, a dazzle of zebras, an implausibility of gnus and a mob of kangaroos were grazing on the grass and a memory of elephants and a tower of giraffes were eating the leaves off the trees.

In a neighbouring field with a big, muddy pond, an obstinacy of buffalos, a crash of rhinoceroses and a bloat of hippopotamuses were wallowing in the mud.

Next was a visit to the zoo’s aquarium where I saw a shiver of sharks, a family of sardines, a risk of lobsters, a consortium of octopuses, an audience of squids, a smack of jellyfish and a bed of oysters.

On leaving the aquarium, there was an enclosure where a sleuth of bears was eyeing the crowd and an embarrassment of panda bears was busy chewing bamboo.

After a coffee at the zoo’s café, I walked to a set of enclosures containing a conspiracy of porcupines, a wisdom of wombats, a candle of anteaters, a committee of mongooses, a surfeit of skunks, a scurry of squirrels, a sounder of boar and a fluffle of rabbits. The enclosure housing a cauldron of bats was disappointingly quiet as it was daytime. But the enclosure homing a romp of otters was a treat to watch; I wanted to romp with them!

En route to the zoo’s aviary, I passed an enclosed pool with a huddle of walruses basking in the sun. Just outside the aviary, there was several enclosed pools with a parcel of penguins waddling around, a flamboyance of flamingos preening and a siege of herons watching for fish and a bevy of swans making a lot of noise.

Inside the aviary, I saw a pandemonium of parrots, a shock of cassowaries, a convocation of eagles, a boil of hawks, a parliament of owls, a deceit of lapwings, a charm of finches, a party of jays, a quarrel of sparrows, a murder of crows, an unkindness of ravens and a gulp of magpies.

Finally, near the zoo’s exit, I entered the insect house where I encountered a kaleidoscope of butterflies, a bike of ants, a clutter of spiders, a rabble of bees and a business of flies.

On driving back home from the zoo, I witnessed a murmuration of starlings and on reaching home I was greeted by a peep of chickens and a glaring of cats. Inside my home, a harem of women was waiting naked to tend to my needs!

A murmuration of starlings at dusk is a wonderful sight to behold; photographs don’t do justice to the constantly moving birds performing a coordinated and complicated manoeuvre.


When did you last go to the zoo? And what zoo did you visit?
What are your favourite zoo animals?


My last trip to the zoo was about three years ago when I visited London zoo. My favourite zoo animals are penguins. I just love how they strut their stuff!

PS. This was supposed be a short post just about an embarrassment of panda bears, but I got carried away with all the strange names of different groups of animals!


a romp of otters:


a parcel of penguins:


a murmuration of starlings:


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/4/2021 6:49 am

I’m a bit ambivalent about zoos. Generally, I think wild animals should stay in the wild. In particular, I don’t like seeing lions, tigers and cheetahs in caged enclosures or watching whales, sharks and dolphins in aquariums.
I think the conservation efforts of zoos are over-stated.
But zoos are great for people, especially kids, to see and learn about the wonders of the animal world in a safe environment.


author51 59F  
130010 posts
9/4/2021 7:42 am

I have not been to a zoo since my kids were little.I used to live about 5 minutes away from what was called the Vancouver Game Farm and would take them quite a few times during the summer.. Interesting to say the least.So many different species and varieties of every animal imaginable. Thanks for this informative post about more than the birds and the bees Hun..xoxo


pagancountrygirl 64F
6466 posts
9/4/2021 9:29 am

I've seen lists of groups of animals before and I'm always amazed at some of the names for those groups. I never knew rattlesnakes knew how to rhumba! I can understand the romp of otters though! Anyone who's ever seen their playful antics would get it! And a congress of baboons....yup, our congress is made up of a lot of baboons! Oops...this is about animals, not politics. lol
Loved reading this post! Fun and informative

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
9/4/2021 9:40 am

Oh it's been a while ; had to have been when the kids were tiny. We had a blast and an absolutely wonderful day.

Encountered a 'shit-load' of cars and 'bunch' traffic on the way home. 😶


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
9/4/2021 9:46 am

When did you last go to the zoo? And what zoo did you visit? - I'm due a visit to Newquay zoo.
What are your favourite zoo animals? - The baboons, for their bare arsed cheek!


scoupe42 59M  

9/4/2021 9:52 am

I agree , I think animals should stay in the surrounds , BUT, if you got an animal that comes to the main land and hurt innocent people, that his ass to the Zoo! You take him back to the wild, he'll work his way back


ltrskr 74M  
5151 posts
9/4/2021 9:54 am

WOW! That was cooler than bowl of Penguin sh*t!
Great post! Thanks....


Apollo602021 61M  
4461 posts
9/4/2021 12:32 pm

Visiting the Oakland zoo soon!

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jajo696 67F
4287 posts
9/4/2021 2:17 pm

Its been about 6 years for me....a small local zoo....and i went in late october when they were preparing to close for the winter. The owner....mr Lupa ( Lupa Zoo) was on his small tractor cleaning things and had time to talk and give a personal tour as not many visitors were there. Was a nice time to go....with the cool crisp air. A few things that stood out...a cross between a zebra and a ??..i dunno what it was but it wasnt suppose to have stripes but it did. Then a species of baby chimps, monkeys, orangutans looked at me with the perfect face of a human infant...that was unnerving. The bears were frolicking and almost mating.......and the piece de resitance....a giraffe....in new england. I always assumed that they shipped the animals to a warmer climate for the winter. Mr Lupa said...noooooo....he has a huge heated barn with a heated floor....and they remain there for the winter. Mr Lupa has since passed away and his family has carried on. I loved my trip to the zoo on that October day. Nice post....thank you ~


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
9/4/2021 2:41 pm

What a great read about the zoo, so many different animals to visit, feed and enjoy. The last time I went to a zoo was with one of my daughters classes as a Chaperone on their field trip. That was many many years ago, my favorite animals to see at the zoo are the Monkeys as they are just so funny, and they love throwing things at people.

I hope you both are enjoying a great weekend..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


ltrskr 74M  
5151 posts
9/4/2021 7:02 pm

    Quoting ltrskr:
    WOW! That was cooler than bowl of Penguin sh*t!
    Great post! Thanks....
Sorry, To be politically correct for ur great post...
That was cooler than bowl of Penguin Guano!
Enjoy the Holiday w/e!


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
9/4/2021 8:39 pm

last zoo I visited was in Honolulu Hawaii in 2017. My favorite animal is the "tiger"


TicklePlease 54F  
13851 posts
9/5/2021 5:56 am

I hesitated to click on this title, buried as it was between "Hot for Anal" and "Kinky Coeds" but I'm glad I did.

The last zoo I went to was in San Diego, a few years ago, with a fellow blogger too!!! Honestly, I like to watch the hippos swim. The way they go from lumbering tanks to smooth moving submarines is so fascinating!


pal334 68M  
45821 posts
9/5/2021 8:18 am

When did you last go to the zoo? And what zoo did you visit? Wow, 25 years ago? When my kids were so young. It was the Philadelphia PA zoo.

What are your favourite zoo animals? I am not certain, I think they are several, The various bears, and the lions

What a great story, I a afraid I may have leaned some things


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lindoboy100 59M  
23969 posts
9/5/2021 9:32 am

1. I live pretty close to a zoo, it was on my daily walk route during lockdown, a bit bizarre to see kangaroos and zebras, and hear lions roar when you're out for a walk in Edinburgh! But I'm not a fan of zoos......my abiding memory is the smell of shit and the thought that the animals are being forced to live in their own badly cleaned toilets.
2. I don't have a favourite, I much prefer animals in their natural wild habitat.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:42 am

    Quoting author51:
    I have not been to a zoo since my kids were little.I used to live about 5 minutes away from what was called the Vancouver Game Farm and would take them quite a few times during the summer.. Interesting to say the least.So many different species and varieties of every animal imaginable. Thanks for this informative post about more than the birds and the bees Hun..xoxo
Zoos are great for kids!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:44 am

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    I've seen lists of groups of animals before and I'm always amazed at some of the names for those groups. I never knew rattlesnakes knew how to rhumba! I can understand the romp of otters though! Anyone who's ever seen their playful antics would get it! And a congress of baboons....yup, our congress is made up of a lot of baboons! Oops...this is about animals, not politics. lol
    Loved reading this post! Fun and informative
Otters are adorable to watch.
Rattlesnakes can probably do the samba and the tango as well as the rhumba!
Pleased you enjoyed the post.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:45 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Oh it's been a while ; had to have been when the kids were tiny. We had a blast and an absolutely wonderful day.

    Encountered a 'shit-load' of cars and 'bunch' traffic on the way home. 😶
Those cars stuck in traffic are very dangerous animals!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:48 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    When did you last go to the zoo? And what zoo did you visit? - I'm due a visit to Newquay zoo.
    What are your favourite zoo animals? - The baboons, for their bare arsed cheek!
When I was in Africa I walked right past some baboons. I wouldn't want to mess with them!
Hope you enjoy the zoo visit.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:50 am

    Quoting scoupe42:
    I agree , I think animals should stay in the surrounds , BUT, if you got an animal that comes to the main land and hurt innocent people, that his ass to the Zoo! You take him back to the wild, he'll work his way back
The wild is generally the best place for animals. Thankfully we don't have any dangerous animals here in the UK.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:51 am

    Quoting ltrskr:
    WOW! That was cooler than bowl of Penguin sh*t!
    Great post! Thanks....
I always aim for my blog posts to be cooler than penguin shit!
Pleased you enjoyed the post.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:52 am

That dog can undo a bikini top better than me!
Hope you enjoy your zoo visit.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:54 am

    Quoting  :

I've never seen a groundhog but I've had many groundhog days!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:55 am

    Quoting jajo696:
    Its been about 6 years for me....a small local zoo....and i went in late october when they were preparing to close for the winter. The owner....mr Lupa ( Lupa Zoo) was on his small tractor cleaning things and had time to talk and give a personal tour as not many visitors were there. Was a nice time to go....with the cool crisp air. A few things that stood out...a cross between a zebra and a ??..i dunno what it was but it wasnt suppose to have stripes but it did. Then a species of baby chimps, monkeys, orangutans looked at me with the perfect face of a human infant...that was unnerving. The bears were frolicking and almost mating.......and the piece de resitance....a giraffe....in new england. I always assumed that they shipped the animals to a warmer climate for the winter. Mr Lupa said...noooooo....he has a huge heated barn with a heated floor....and they remain there for the winter. Mr Lupa has since passed away and his family has carried on. I loved my trip to the zoo on that October day. Nice post....thank you ~
A personalised guided tour of a zoo, that's cool!
Pleased you enjoyed the post.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:56 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    What a great read about the zoo, so many different animals to visit, feed and enjoy. The last time I went to a zoo was with one of my daughters classes as a Chaperone on their field trip. That was many many years ago, my favorite animals to see at the zoo are the Monkeys as they are just so funny, and they love throwing things at people.

    I hope you both are enjoying a great weekend..
Monkeys are funny. I love their playful attitude.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 11:57 am

    Quoting ltrskr:
    Sorry, To be politically correct for ur great post...
    That was cooler than bowl of Penguin Guano!
    Enjoy the Holiday w/e!
You don't have to be politically correct here!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 12:01 pm

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    last zoo I visited was in Honolulu Hawaii in 2017. My favorite animal is the "tiger"
Your favourite animal is then a pussy!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 12:07 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    I hesitated to click on this title, buried as it was between "Hot for Anal" and "Kinky Coeds" but I'm glad I did.

    The last zoo I went to was in San Diego, a few years ago, with a fellow blogger too!!! Honestly, I like to watch the hippos swim. The way they go from lumbering tanks to smooth moving submarines is so fascinating!
I don't know whether I can compete with a 'Hot for Anal' or 'Kinky Coeds' posts!
San Diego, I've heard, s one of the best zoos in the world.
I like hippos; they still can run faster than humans but they have really bad breath. Also in Africa they're the mammal that kills the most humans. They're very territorial.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 12:08 pm

    Quoting pal334:
    When did you last go to the zoo? And what zoo did you visit? Wow, 25 years ago? When my kids were so young. It was the Philadelphia PA zoo.

    What are your favourite zoo animals? I am not certain, I think they are several, The various bears, and the lions

    What a great story, I a afraid I may have leaned some things

Bears and lions are cool, though I wouldn't like to come across any of them in the wild!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/7/2021 12:11 pm

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    1. I live pretty close to a zoo, it was on my daily walk route during lockdown, a bit bizarre to see kangaroos and zebras, and hear lions roar when you're out for a walk in Edinburgh! But I'm not a fan of zoos......my abiding memory is the smell of shit and the thought that the animals are being forced to live in their own badly cleaned toilets.
    2. I don't have a favourite, I much prefer animals in their natural wild habitat.
I'm with you on zoos. Animals are best left in or released to the wild.
I'm a bit unsure about all the rewilding in this country. Beavers seem okay but wolves and lynx? Sometimes humans need to be more modest in how they try to control things.


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