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A parot at Wakayama Castle zoo

Parrots are well known that they imitate speeches of people. The parrot at Wakayama Castle zoo does, in addition, dancing moving his body up and down. As the picture I took is a still-picture, so I feel sorry that I will not be able to show him dancing.

A pelican at Wakayama Castle zoo

Whe I come across the pelican at Wakayama Castle zoo, most of the time he was taking care of his body. But today, it is too hot for him to bother about doing that.

Baby docks at Wakayama Castle zoo

At the “birds section” of the zoo, small baby ducks were playing in the water inside the small water basins. They looked like small kids of human being who are enjoying in the water in a small pool placed temporarily on a garden.

Goats at Wakayama Castle zoo

The young generation of philosopher goats ate growing soundly. In order to become fine philosophers, you have to develop strong bodies when you are young. So two young goats were practicing hard striking their horns together repeatedly. “A sound mind rests in sound body.”

A swan at Wakayama Castle zoo

The mute swan at Wakayama Castle zoo, living up to its nickname “The king of birds”, was maintaining elegance during severe heat of the summer.

The photo-taking spot at Wakayama Castle zoo

The decorations of the photo-taking stage of the zoo were changed into the summer mode. And I pressed the shutter of my camera unconsciously. One of the good things we take photes here is that the date is recorded in the picture so that you would know when you visited the zoo.

A bird at Wakayama Castle zoo

Do you know what this picture is all about? On Ougust 3rd, when I was walking around the birds-section of the zoo, I saw a small bird being chased by a larger one. The small one was chased to a corner and I thought he would jump up to escape from the big one. But what he did was to plunge his head into a hole of the corner and stopped moving. I have known the saying “Hideing one’s head in the sand” but it was my first time to see a bird doing that.