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  1. #11
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    Talking Grin and bear it ...

    I'm a little leery about what the cat would do with the local human and animal populous, considering these 660-lb beasts require about 10 lbs of meat in the daily diet.

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    That's one heck of a set of choppers!

    However, there is some merit to your desire ... as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums estimates that up to 12,000 tigers are being kept as private pets in the USA, significantly more than the world's entire wild population. 4,000 are believed to be in captivity in Texas alone.

    Meanwhile, back to Sean's Zoo wanderings.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-05-2009 at 07:26 PM.
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  2. #12
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    More from the zoo after I get home from work tonight. I may go back down in a couple of weeks and hit the sections we didn't go through. want to try and get the wolves!
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  3. #13
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    Cool Panoramic view of the Brookfield Zoo Tiger Habitat

    Today (5-6-09), I did a panorama (using the TAMRON 70-200mm f/2.8) of the Tiger Habitat @ Brookfield Zoo, of which there are four tigers ... but, I found out that they 'cycle the cats' to keep them away from one another. The 'subject' tiger in this shot is one of the offspring from two of the big cats and is a female. You can see her lying next to the tether ball pole.

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    The tail was lost during an apparent disagreement between the Sire and the Dame ... the male had the little cat by the nape of the neck and the Dame went for the other end and incidentally ripped and damaged the small female's tail to the point that it had to be amputated. This was a tug-o-war where there were clearly no victors.

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    It's a sad truth ...
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-07-2009 at 11:51 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  4. #14
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    And the walk on the wild side continues.
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    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
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