S: THELMA'S WEEKEND VACATION - DENVER,COLORADO - JULY 2011
BC: DESIGNED BY: ADRIANNA HAGAN | MADE WITH LOVE FOR THELMA MOORHOUS
FC: THELMA'S | WEEKEND VACATION | IN DENVER COLORADO | JULY 28th-31st 2011
1: WELCOME | TO THE | DENVER ZOO
2: Grandma's First Motorized Scooter
4: Asian Elephant | Asian Elephant
6: MONKEY ISLAND | Monkey Island was originally built as a WPA project in 1936 and is home to a variety of species. Visitors will enjoy the antics and marvel at the balancing and climbing abilities of the Capuchin monkeys. Pelicans paddle throughout the waters as crested screamers roam across the island.
8: Making history, Bear Mountain was the first naturalistic habitat of its kind in North America. Its construction was based on giant plaster casts of rock outcroppings from an area near Morrison, Colorado, and was designed to simulate the animals’ natural habitat. Renovated in 1987, Bear Mountain is currently home to grizzly bears, Asiatic black bears and the curious coati (koe-watt-ee). | BEAR MOUNTAIN
10: KANGAROO | Our large mob of red kangaroos share the outback with one of the most unusual flightless birds, the Emu. Spring time often brings joeys - the common name for baby kangaroos.
11: FLAMINGO | The American flamingo is found in areas of the Caribbean, the Chilean flamingo along the western coast of South America and also inland, particularly in Chile. They inhabit large bodies of water including salt lakes and brackish coastal lagoons. They have a red-pink plumage, the American flamingo being the brightest red, the Chilean lighter with more white. In the wild their diet consists of small swimming crustacea, algae and unicellular plants sifted from the water, in the zoo, they receive chopped fish, duck chow, chopped meat. They also receive a specialized food called "flamingo fare" which contains special ingredients to help the flamingos retain their color. | FLAMINGO
12: With only an estimated 20-thousand cheetahs existing in sub-Saharan Africa and Iran, the new additions will give Zoo visitors a chance to see and learn about this endangered species. The cheetahs come to Denver Zoo from Oak Hills Breeding Center in Okalahoma City. When full-grown, cheetahs weigh about 100 pounds. The cheetah has a beautiful spotted coat and is the fastest of all land mammals sprinting over 60 miles per hour. The cheetah uses its long tail like a rudder to help navigate at high speeds. The animal is no match for guns, however, and was long hunted for its fur before gaining protection. | CHEETAH
14: Stephanie, Ashley, & Pat | Adrianna & Ashley
15: Pat & Thelma | Stephanie & Ashley | Laurie, Stephanie, Pat, Ashley, & Thelma
16: PRIMATE PANORAMA | This spectacular 7-acre facility is home to extremely social primates - large and small - in a habitat that very closely replicates their natural environment. Tree-dwelling monkeys delight in the open-air wire mesh tents that soar four stories high and cover more than an acre of ground. Inside these tents, the monkeys play and climb on twisting vines, and drink from the cool streams. The gorillas roam freely in their one-acre exhibit, climbing ropes and taking afternoon hammock naps in one of the most expansive gorilla habitats in the world. The Jewels of the Emerald Forest pavilion features a meandering trail through a series of diorama replicas showing four primate environments: Malagasy, South American forest floor and forest canopy as well as primates of the night. In the Great Apes building, visitors can find orangutans and a family of western lowland gorillas. The nearby Shamba offers a view of a Central West African village and the importance of humans' learning to coexist with wildlife and share available natural resources. Walking through the Forest Aviary, a 7,500 square foot area richly landscaped and enclosed in a nearly invisible wire mesh, visitors can view a collection of birds native to South America as well as small deer - the southern pudu which is rarely found in zoos.
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19: Stephanie | Adrianna
21: These giraffes are found only in Africa on the dry plains south of the Sahara. They have a network (reticulation) of light colored lines dividing a dark brown coat into a pattern. This coloring is very effective protection in their native habitat. There are giraffes of slightly different patterns which may be seen in other zoos. Among these, the Masai giraffe has blotches against the lighter skin, lacking the light lines delineating the pattern in the reticulated giraffe. | GIRAFFE
22: Stephanie & Ashley | Adrianna, Stephanie, & Ashley | Adrianna
23: OTHER ANIMALS
24: Nearly 200 species, many rare and endangered, are exhibited in Denver Zoo's Bird World and nearby facilities. Each area features naturalistic habitats and replicated tropic and aquatic ecosystems, with the majority of exhibits built without barriers so the birds can fly freely among Zoo visitors. | BIRD WORLD
30: Pat | Thelma, Laurie, Pat, & Donna | Donna, Laurie, & Thelma | Ashley, Thelma, Stephanie, & Adrianna
31: WELCOME | TO | IDAHO SPRINGS, COLORADO
32: stephanie | Donna, Laurie, Darlene, Pat & Thelma
33: Donna, Laurie, Darlene, Pat & Thelma | Pat, Thelma, Donna, Stephanie, & Darlene
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35: Darlene, Laurie, & Pat
37: Idaho Springs has a population of 1,893 and is the largest town in Clear Creek County.
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42: WELCOME TO MOUNT EVANS | Stephanie | Donna
43: Thelma & Donna
45: Donna, Pat, Laurie, Darlene & Thelma
46: Adrianna, Ashley, & Stephanie
47: Laurie, Stephanie, Adrianna, Pat, Thelma, Darlene, Ashley, & Donna
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51: WELCOME TO THE | BOTANICAL GARDENS
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54: Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 3–5 inch range. | They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second. They are also the only group of birds able to fly backwards.
55: Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird.
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64: Thelma, Stephanie, Ashley & Donna | Thelma
65: Adrianna, Ashley, Stephanie, & Thelma
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70: Pat | BOTANICAL
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73: THE END | Pat & Stephanie