Photo Ops Galore at the Dublin Zoo

The Dublin Zoo is a fantastic diversion (even if you don't have kids!).  We embarked on a weekend photo safari to Phoenix Park to check it out recently.
There were definitely photo ops galore.  You can click on any of the collages below to see full-sized versions of the pictures.  We started by checking out the meerkats.  They were delightful to watch as they constantly surveyed their surroundings.
We were able to get a close-up view of the family of gorillas that live at the zoo.  Such majestic creatures.
The rhino is one of my favorite animals.  It's tragic to think that they are being poached to extinction in Africa to fuel the Asian quack medical trade (rhino horn is said to promote virility but it's basically made of fingernails).  Bunk.
We loved watching these monkeys playing and grooming each other.
Giraffes are another of my favorite animals.  It started to rain during our visit to Dublin Zoo and the giraffes all lined up underneath a tree to protect themselves from the weather.
There were a few babies frolicking about in the exhibit of Sulawesi Crested Macaques.  They were also fascinating to watch.
We spent some time looking for elephants but the enclosure seemed to be empty.  Then, suddenly, we caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of our eye and this fellow rounded the corner making a bee-line for the water.
The elephant jumped right in for a short bath, splashed around a bit and then exited the same way it entered.  This sighting simply made me smile.
I have one final photo to share and that's this Okapi.  These guys are from Central Africa and I'd never seen anything quite like them before.  They sort of look like a cross between a zebra and a giraffe.
Dublin Zoo is definitely a delightful diversion for people like me that enjoy photographing animals and is worth checking out.

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