|At the entrance gate of the zoo.|
|Welcome! We appreciated the spot gardens here and there. Bamboo is plentiful and is used for everything.|
|There are few organized parks, so this was a real treat for us.|
|Bird and beast sharing space, and probably grazing their own particular delights.|
|So why are you out and I'm always in? There are plenty of monkeys in this zoo.|
|Bill bent down to take a picture and this little robber snatched his pen out of his shirt pocket. Tasty! His arm seemed to be as long as his tail.|
Ho, hum, and what else is new out there?
A pretty spot to take advantage of.
This flower is reaching out to us and saying, "Take a picture." Bill loves flower shots.
This is one of the strangest looking birds in the world. It is a Shoe Billed stork. Sorry you can't see him well. His looks make him kind of shy! (Google "shoe billed stork" for a National Geographic video.)
|This one is far from shy. Ears and eyelashes on the ostrich!|
|Someone tried to sell us one of these grey parrots with a bright red tail at our gate in Mbuji Mayi, cage and all, for $45. He even spoke French.|
|The water lily makes a good show anywhere.|
|Okay, and so here is the famous crocodile. Can you see him?|
|This zoo had the most active tigers we have ever seen. Tigers are not native to Africa. They gave us a good show racing through their compound.|
|The tigers are amazingly good swimmers. We had no idea. This one got us wet when he tried to jump up through the bars at us.|
|Here is a lioness watching us from her nice private place in the shadows. The animals seem to be happy here.|
|We liked the landscaping. We had hoped to see an elephant and a giraffe or even to see the bulky frame of a hippo rise out of these waters, but we have to be content with what we got. It was nice.|
|On our way out. We have to protect ourselves from the sun with our umbrellas. The doxycyclene pills we have to take in mosquito/malaria country makes us prone to bad sunburn. Also it was pretty hot.|
|Couldn't resist taking a picture of this cute little girl with her mom.|
|Gorgeous skies, always. This is the famous picture of slag mountain, a kind of landmark in Lubumbashi. we are on our way home.|
|We have taken a corner. This is one of the few houses with more than one story. Across the street are some of the protected government grounds, with the home of the President.|