Zoo Wildlife – Phuket
The Zoo, is the place for people to discover the wildlife. Nowadays, the people mostly staying in city, urban life were seldom to see the wildlife. Fortunately, it has a place called Zoo, provide the opportunity for us to have a look at the animal. The Zoo is the place for the parent to bring the children to exploring the natural, not only the child will gain knowledge, even the parent.
Deer in the Phuket Zoo
Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have hoofs with an even number of toes. It’s ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. Species in the family include the white-tailed, mule, elk, moose, red deer, reindeer, fallow, roe, pudu and chital.
Deer can be found around the world. They are native to all continents except for Australia and Antarctica. Adult white-tails have reddish-brown coats in summer which fade to a duller grayish-brown in winter.
Male, called bucks, bulls, stags or harts. There are easily recognizable in the summer, it because of their prominent set of antlers. It will grown annually and fall off in the winter. Only the bucks grow antlers, which bear a number of tines, or sharp points. During the mating season, also called the rut, bucks fight over territory by using their antlers in sparring matches.
Female, called does, cows or hinds give birth to one to three young at a time, usually in May or June and after a gestation period of seven months. Young deer, called fawns, wear a reddish-brown coat with white spots that helps them blend in with the forest.
In wildlife, the young white-tails always preyed by bobcats, mountain lions and coyotes. They use speed and agility to outrun predators, sprinting up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour and leaping as high as 10 feet (3 meters) and as far as 30 feet (9 meters) in a single bound.
Deer can adapt well to just about any habitat. They prefer to live in “edge” habitats. Edges are human-made or natural habitat breaks, for instance from woods to croplands. They will use the woodlands for cover and shelter and the open land to graze in. In northern latitudes, deer may live in different areas in the summer and winter months. These areas can be as far as 30 miles apart.
Monkey Umbrella Show – Phuket Zoo
Monkey Umbrella Show at Phuket Zoo. That was an amazing monkey show at Phuket Zoo. I try to have experiences like, the photographer at National Geography, bring out my gear to the zoo, Phuket. Price for local people is very cheap, this special price was not available for foreigner, but it still reasonable, not too high. When you buy tickets, the receptionist will give you the showtime of the animal, like crocodile, elephant, bird and monkey show.
The show time of the monkey is around 30 minutes, at starting, he will do weightlifting with dumbbells, then he plays basketball, sit down and cross his leg, standing on timber with umbrella to say hi, tumbling and many other sports. The last show it was calculated, audience choose the number and it can show the answer, wow amazing. It was well communicated with the worker. Excellent show makes everybody clap hand and giving tips to the worker.
I was curious about how they can train the monkey and communicate with it? How much time they train it and how do it? On the stage was a bit dark, the lighting is so good, I have no choice with handheld my camera, I need adjust ISO higher to get more faster shuttle speed.
Cow and Calf at Cattle Farm
This photo was taken at the cattle farm of Zoo, Phuket. They were a lot of cow here, some in the group and some was stayed individuals. I just imagine that, they were seemed like a human, stay in group probable was family, stay alone maybe it’s isolated itself.
At another side of the farm, I found a group only two of it, and the cow was followed the by a calf wherever it goes. That was so warm, just like the mother and son in the family, try to protect and take care each other. They were finding food together, walk together, so sweet.
They let me think of home too, on my childhood time, I know nothing, my parent was protect and take care me so well. Teach me everything they know. But now I know everything, I can’t always stay beside them, I need to have a job and get money. As my wish, I hope one day I can back to them, take care them like what they done when I was a child.
The people said: “You can buy a house, but you are not sure can buy a home.” Home is full of family members, happiness, joyful and protection. Maybe one day we get a lot of money, at the some we will lose something. Before it disappear, we need to appreciate it, concern it and protect it. Even cow, I believe it will do the same.
The Agamidae, Family of Lizards
The family Agamidae is one of three families belonging to the infraorder Iguania, approximately 52 genera, and more than 350 species. Known as dragons in Australia, agamids are small to moderate-sized lizards at maturity, and vary from a snout-vent length less than 50 mm to nearly one metre. Most Australian agamids are terrestrial, a few are arboreal or semi- arboreal and one species is riparian.
The Agamidae family of lizards are geographically widespread and varied in appearance. Shared characteristics include well-developed limbs and strong tails. Aside from that, the appearance of agamids is highly diverse, ranging from the brightly colored species shown above to more “bland” species.
These differences in coloration are due in part to the variety of environments in which the agamid species live. Several species of agamids have the ability to change their color, similar to a chameleon in that regard.
As with their color diversity, the agamid lizards have evolved a variety of survival skills. Some, like the uromastyx, are excellent diggers and will scurry into their holes for safety. Other agamid species, like the aptly named hydrosaurus, have unique foot scales that allow them to run bipedally (on two legs) across water to escape predators.
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