Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Abbotsford Game Farm

The best part of the game farm was the raptor show that the trainer did just for us.

The face of this barn owl acts as a parabolic dish enabling it to hear better.
All raptors who are born in captivity must have a gold ring on their leg to show this fact. This hawk and his brother were named Frodo and Sam (Lord of the Rings) because they carried the ring.
I got to hold and pet Frodo. His beak and his talons were very sharp and a little intimidating close up!
This llama certainly enjoyed the attention that it got from the kids.
While the older giraffe didn't come close to us, the young one was very friendly and curious. This is quite a young giraffe, as his spots are still very light. They go darker and almost black as they age.

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