Wednesday, July 30, 2014

San Francisco Zoo 07/18/2014

Another SF Zoo adventure as we meet the newly arrived wolverines! Plus birds and bears and a sleepy anteater.

A gaggle of local University of Michigan alumni were summoned to welcome their school mascots to their new home.

The wolverines in some typical action poses - scampering, digging, and wriggling in their ice pit.

Green-winged macaws and a curl-crested aracari (a particularly fabulous variety of toucan).

Good morning, anteater! How would you like to pose for a sketchbook cover?

Humans gathering for the 11:30 grizzly feeding.

Kachina and Kiona, the grizzly sisters.

It seems like the zoo has two of every rescue animal, so they can work rotating shifts on the Nature Trail. So this desert tortoise is Cactus, rather than Mohave.

San Francisco Zoo 07/09/2014

Back to the San Francisco Zoo as we take advantage of the monthly free day for SF residents. Of course, every day's a free day when you're a sloth...

It seems like there are lots of junior giraffes all of a sudden.

According to the docent, Ulu was born in the wild and still has a bit of a "gypsy spirit."

I didn't really do these guys justice. Go see them with your own eyeballs!

I could draw the sloth all day. Apparently he still doesn't have a name, but what's the rush?

I think I'm starting to get the hang of sketching those wiggly river otters.

More cuteness along the Nature Trail, where there were lots and lots of rescue animals awaiting close inspection.

It's always nice when I can catch the hippo in a sportive mood.

My wife was really impressed with the bongo, so I had to do a portrait for her.

That's all for today. Come back soon and hang out!