The Diabloceratops is a large herbivore dinosaur with an exquisitely detailed head shield and horns seen here on display at the Brevard Zoo. Note the newly hatched young runs running around the nest under their mother’s watchful eye. Found in Utah, this dinosaur lived during the Cretaceous period in a much wetter, more forested environment than exists in Utah today.
Okay, this will be the last Jaguar photo from the Brevard Zoo for the foreseeable future. The fun thing about the Jaguar exhibit is that the Jaguars can climb out of their ground level enclosure and go up onto an aptly named catwalk that passes high over the path taken by the Zoo visitors. A fact that often goes unnoticed by people until it is pointed out that a Jaguar is staring at them from overhead usually leading to some […]
One of the Jaguars on display at the Brevard Zoo. According to National Geographic, “These beautiful and powerful beasts were prominent in ancient Native American cultures. In some traditions the Jaguar God of the Night was the formidable lord of the underworld. The name jaguar is derived from the Native American word yaguar, which means ‘he who kills with one leap.’” A resident of the Americas, the Jaguar population is decreasing throughout its entire range.
Home to the southeastern United States, the Red Wolf is an anachronism in the modern age. Its survival these days is up to humans who, up to now, destroy its habitats and hunt it for sport. This Red Wolf at the Brevard Zoo did not seem too happy as it trotted endlessly around the borders of its spacious pen, pausing briefly to look around before starting off again. Maybe it is just unsure what to think when people are looking […]
The Red-crested Turaco is a native of Central Africa and looks like some kind of delicious confection. According to SeaWorld: Turacos are the only birds to possess true red and green color. When you look at most birds, the color you are seeing is a reflection produced by the feather structure. The turaco’s red pigment (turacin) and green pigment (turacoverdin) both contain copper. In fact, if you stirred a glass of water with a red turaco feather, the water would […]