Saturday, April 11, 2009
Photo Hunt: Triangle
Another picture from Monarto Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills. Monarto is part of Adelaide Zoo and is the largest zoo in the world, with 1,500 hectares of land devoted to the preservation of species as varied as Bison, Painted Dogs, Giraffes and some very fast Cheetahs. You will see that in the sitting position a triangle is formed with his legs.
While we were there another group of Cheetahs got very interested in our kids when they were running around on the viewing platform. It was nearly dinner time and they were obviously hungry. The guide told us that in the early days there had been a scare when a Cheetah had tried to get to a young child. The platform has been modified now. Monarto has a program where you can go in and feed the Cheetah, but you have to be a bit older. We'll leave the kids at home.