Friday, May 22, 2015

Through These Doors

Through These Doors
you will find the new gorilla habitat
in the African Forest at the Houston Zoo.

Entry Into The Main Room of the Gorilla Habitat

You enter the main room.
 Walls with art.

Art Collage

Walls with glass overlooking the exhibit
where the gorillas and red river hogs live.
The Houston Zoo's gorillas
are all western lowland gorillas.
All of them were born and raised in American zoos.

The Red River hogs are named for their striking red hair 
and their ability to wade and swim in rivers.
The long white tufts on the tips of their ears are called tassels.

Gorilla and Red River Hogs

You will also find pictures that tell the story of the gorillas
along with descriptions of all of them.

Chaka and Mike

And on this special day,
part of the welcoming committee,
a little human dressed like a chimp.

Hooman ???!!!

You can read more about the
Gorillas at the Houston Zoo here.

Collage Gorilla Habitat

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cool! I don't think I've ever seen a red river hog before.

Barb said...

I liked seeing the descriptions of the gorillas. Each does have a distinctive look and personality. Your zoo always looks fantastic.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So fun visiting this zoo through your post!!!

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful post and zoo visit. The Gorilla and their habitat looks awesome. And I love the pretty Red River hogs, they are different looking.. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Red River Hog is a new one for me - a lovely and somewhat different animal. What is there to say about a gorilla except - magnificent animal?

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place, very artistic.

Margaret Adamson said...

A good place to see critters that you would not be yourself in far able to see for off places. Have a lovely weekend.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Zoos have come along way since I was a kid, when they were just jails for animals.

Thanks for the pictures!

Donna said...

That is quite an the look of those hogs.

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous pictures!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like nice exhibits.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great new exhibit. The Red River Hogs are beautiful.

Hannah said...

The Houston zoo exhibits when I was a child were mostly just cages, though I remember the seals having a large pool surrounded by a fence where my sister managed to cut her knee on the metal. I'm glad to hear they are buiding natural exhibits for the animals. The red river hogs are really cute, I love the color and the facial markings that look a little like a mask.

Lina Gustina said...

I'd like to visit the place!
Thanks for dropping by.

Lorrie said...

Sounds like an interesting zoo. I've never seen (or heard of) a red river hog. How fun to have those signs to tell people which gorilla is who and how to tell them apart.

bj said...

ahhh, we just love going to zoos. We took our kids every chance we got..and then, the grands. I love the monkeys and gorillas. They are so human

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

WOW / I am off to check out the link! :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I tried leaving a comment earlier but the publish button wouldn't work so I'll try again.
These gorillas look like they're well cared for as are the other animals at the zoo you share on FB.
Did they get to see the 'Planet of the Apes' person - wonder what their reaction would be? :-)
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Sharon.

Sara D.B. said...

What an interesting post! Great photos. I had never heard of red river hogs before; they look beautiful.
Have a lovely day!

Vanessa Morgan said...

The Red River Hog is new to me too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It looks like good habitat. And zoos and care of these amazing animals has certainly improved over the (many) decades I've been alive. I just hope their cousins still in the wild can survive.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Gorillas are such majestic and interesting creatures!