We recently had an outing to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Merrie, Tess and I went and were sorry that rebeKah was unable to join us as originally planned. Tess and I had been there before, about a year ago but this year it was dreadfully hot. Probably not the best time of year to go as the animals tend to be more sluggish in the heat and seek out the shade.
And who can blame them?
There is a 9 mile drive through the 1,800 acres and all of the shooting is done from the car. We had the windows down and the air conditioning going and managed to stay relatively comfortable.
We had a bag of food that was purchased there to feed them and what a fun day we had! I will post some of our favorite photos from the day.
We plan on returning in the fall when it is cooler.
“Hey Jude” was playing on the radio when Tess spotted a deer and in her loudest voice she yells… “Hey Jude!” and the deer immediately looked up!
The cheetahs are behind a fence and do not run wild like the rest of the animals but we noticed that one of the cheetahs kept running into the chain link fence. At first we thought he just turned quickly and bumped into it, but when he continued to walk into it, we realized he had a problem. The gal who works at the center told us that he had glaucoma and they had to remove his eyes and suture the lids closed. So this poor cheetah is blind. It was all so sad and Tess got a close up shot through the fence.