Sheldon is New at the Zoo!

Sheldon is New at the Zoo!

There are three fine zoos within easy driving distance of my part of Florida. I love them all.

The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne is a real pleasure. I’ve spent many hours there checking out the wildlife and I’ve done the zip line, too. A fine facility from start to finish.

And now they have a new dragon!┬áNo, I’m completely serious!

His name is Sheldon, he’s an 11 year-old Komodo Dragon and you can find him in the Lands of Change exhibit!

If you’re anywhere around Central Florida, take a trip to Melbourne and pay a visit to Sheldon!

And tell him Bulldog sent you!

 

 

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

 

Photo credit Ben Lawrence Basile

Fave Fotos: Two Fish Friends

Fave Fotos: Two Fish Friends

This photo of two fish hangin’ out together is a 2016 shot of mine taken at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. I’ve always liked it and thought I’d feature it on the blog today. It matches the languid, lazy feel of this fine Sunday afternoon.

Have not visited the Brevard Zoo in a few months. I’ll be getting back there soon.

I hope you’re enjoying this Sunday. Not too much of the weekend left. Mine has gone well.

Check in with you another time.

 

Bulldog Ben

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

A Visit to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa

A Visit to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa

Had a really good time at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa today. As many of you know, I really love zoos. Tampa has a good one in Lowry Park.

This too-cute cub is about six months old. She’s just adorable and had something she wanted to say in this frame. Not sure exactly what, but I love the photo.

And then, ducks. This is a pic I’m happy to pass along. They’re having a fine time doing what ducks do. I had a great time capturing the moment.

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The folks who designed the exhibitions at Lowry Park did a great job. The whole place is so visually interesting. I suppose you could say that about any zoo. But they carried it off better than any zoo I can think of. Here’s a photo that, I hope, conveys what I mean about that; it features no critters, just highlights how fine a job the zoo folk did in planning and executing a design at this fine park.

 

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There are so many great things to do here in Florida when you want to get outdoors. If you’d like to see a first-class zoo right here in the Sunshine State, plan a visit to Tampa’s zoological park. You’ll be glad you did.

 

To have a look at their home page on the world wide web, just follow this link.

 

A passionate lover of zoos, I am,

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

An Ibis and a Splash of Color

An Ibis and a Splash of Color

I love the Ibis. Fascinating bird. You see them everywhere you go in Florida. I love zoos. Here is a photo of an Ibis at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. It features an Ibis with unusual color seeming to be trying to adjust the Christmas lights. Well, that’s the way it looks to me…

Regardless of what this bird might be doing — or not be doing — I think it’s a pretty good photo. Hope you like it.

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile