Friday, October 30, 2015

The Living Desert Palm Springs CA

October 2015 - Palm Springs CA

The Living Desert is a remarkable zoo and botanical garden representing the desert environments of North America and Africa. With over 1200 protected acres, 450 wild animals, live animal shows, kids’ play park, tranquil gardens, model train exhibit, hiking trails, tram rides and more.

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Let's go for a stroll - it's hot out so no rushing.














They're not too scary!







Can you see me?



Here's looking at you!


Too hot!


Strutting one's stuff!






Pucker up!








Funny enough, we didn't see any big-horned sheep this time!




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25 comments:

  1. Quite a place. The zebras are my favourite.

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  2. Palm Springs has not been quite what I thought it was. The animal photos are great.

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  3. What wonderful photos. I am always enthralled with the cacti. They are amazing to me.

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  4. I do love the desert, and these animals are wonderful! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  5. I would love to visit that place! I have no idea what that is in the 8th photo, but it sure is cute!

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    1. It is an American badger. And I agree he is cute!

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  6. This looks like a fascinating place. People think of the desert as an empty, desolate place, but that's obviously not the case. Love all the varieties of cacti.

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  7. Deserts amaze me. I've been to the botanical garden in Phoenix twice. And, I got a kick out of a green house we saw in Cuba, at the botanical garden in Havana. The sides were open because they've got all the heat they need. But the roof was glass to keep the water out because that's where they kept their desert collection. Cuba is too wet to grow desert plants without some protection from rain.

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  8. Desert views are so very different from my New England landscape! It's always fascinating to look at the the plants and the soils ... as well as the wildlife! Neat pictures!

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  9. What an interesting place, funny to see the giraffes there, I love them.

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  10. It sure looks hot! :) Aren't giraffe adorable? Many thanks for sharing, Jackie.

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  11. What a nice place. I think I have seen this featured on a travel show once before.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  12. it looks like a hot but fascinating place to visit. Happy travels. I am joining you through "Through My Lens"

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  13. Such a cool place! Can you believe I have never been even though I have visited the area multiple times? The day we planned to go it was too windy. But, I do not loose hope that I am going to be able to visit soon.

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  14. I really got a kick out of what I thought to be the giraffe kissing a tree. All the captures were great but that was my favorite. What a fabulous place to spend the day.

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  15. Loved the picture of the giraffe kissing the tree. What a fabulous place to spend the day. A wonderful walk thru the park you took me on.

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  16. Zebras and Giraffes are my kids favorite, we would have to stop by at Palm Springs sometime! We have a wildlife center called Fossil Rim in Dallas but that we love to visit. Great pics!!

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  17. Thanks for taking us along and showing us all these lovely critters.

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  18. Great photos! I would love to visit there some time! They have an awesome variety of animals and the habitat looks great.

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  19. That looks a great place and pretty warm. Fab captures too #mondayescapes

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  20. Gorgeous photos! I envy your traveled life! Wow!

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  21. It really is a great place to visit and your photos are wonderful. We liked Palm Springs ... Spent a coule of seasons there when we were FullTime RVing.

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  22. I'd love to see the desert plants, but the African animals confused me until I realised that there must be a zoo there!

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  23. What wonderful wildlife shots - you definitely have a keen eye! Palm Springs Living Desert looks a great place to visit - my son would love it! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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