Put Me in the Zoo Animal Paper Plate Craft for Preschool - would be cute for Dr. Seuss week, color sorting, and fine motor skills activities! Fun at home or for teachers in the classroom
Like the we have used last week for shooting test images at the same location, the Olympus E410' compact size is ideal to take it with you all the time. The weight of the Olympus E-410 SLR is only 375 g (body only) and in combination with the standard zoom lens 565 g of total weight. Compared to the , weighing 550 g (body only), the Olympus E-410 kit weighs more or less the same as an E-330 body only. What does this mean in practice? Well, it is just very convenient to take a small high resolution DSLR like the Olympus E410 with you and enjoy the day.
The African enclosure is matched in its excellence by a pair of large greenhouses which have chimpanzees, Bornean orang-utans and gorillas as their star denizens, but are about much more than just great apes. Again, there is nothing complicated here, but it is all done very well, and in such a way that the animals are allowed to shine. Large indoor bedrooms connect to spacious island homes, well furnished and well planted, and shared, by the orangs with lar gibbons, and by the gorillas with patas and colobus monkeys. Since gorillas first arrived at Beauval, in 1997, there have been five births, with the latest coming in August 2010. Within the orang and chimp greenhouse can also be found a large collection of callitrichids (nine species, with pied tamarins the most notable), and the zoo's reptile collection (nicely presented but, for this zoo, unremarkable, with a species list that suggests that cold-blooded animals are not a priority). The gorilla greenhouse is also home to five Caribbean manatees, displayed in an enormous pool which affords probably the best viewing of these animals in Europe. There are two further greenhouses in the zoo – in one are a number of birds, some free-flying, others such as rhinoceros hornbill and chestnut-mandibled toucan, confined to smaller aviaries; in the other can be found the zoo's Australasian rarities – the tree kangaroos and koalas, as well as some fish representative of the Great Barrier Reef. Each is good, but it is the ape greenhouses that show Beauval at its best.
Mind you, a site of unique and marked beauty helps, and whilst Beauval scores highly in this regard, it trails a distance behind Bioparc Zoo de Doué, in Doué la Fontaine. This is a wonderful zoo. It has been highly regarded for many years (see, for example, Noordermeer, 1991), due in no small part to its magnificent setting – for a large part in a series of old limestone quarries, linked by tunnels, in which are found a string of beautiful enclosures for much of the zoo's cat collection (snow leopards, Persian leopards, Sri Lankan leopards, European lynx), as well as red pandas, small-clawed otters and several other species. There are islands, too, for various primates – very well done with such superb species as Roloway monkey, buff-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) and Colombian black spider monkeys – but not too different from what can be seen in other zoos elsewhere. A wooded enclosure, shared by spectacled bears and squirrel monkeys, is stronger aesthetically than it is zoogeographically: it is of a good size, allowing the animals space to hide and space to live, whilst at the same time permitting a good view for the public. The bear enclosure is at the heart of a de facto South American area, with, nearby, an impressive enclosure for giant otters, several primate islands, and a decent pool for Humboldt penguins.