Monday, May 24, 2010

Paya Indah Wetlands (2) - The animals

Shots of other inhabitants of the Paya Indah Wetlands:

1. Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

Apparently there are three (?) crocodiles living in the crocodile enclosure. I didn't arrive on the day of feeding ,which I was told was on the weekend. But I still got to see the beasts twice. Each time when I approached the fence of the enclosure, a crocodile quickly came up to the shore, and watched me - probably thinking I would bring food, or I simply looked like food. Not sure though whether the two crocodiles I saw were the same one.

2. Hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius)

I also missed the feeding time of these three hippos. They apparently spend most of their time in the mud pool and emerge only for feeding. By the way, it smelled at their enclosure.

3. Tortoise

I spotted this tortoise near where I parked my car. It got defensive and retracted its head and limbs into its shell as it saw me approach.

4. Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

These pelicans were moving up and down near the small pond to keep a distance from me - they were always moving in a group.

5. Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala)

The painted stork was in the same bird enclosure as the pelicans. It just stood by itself all the time, on the other side of the pond, keeping a distance from the pelicans.

6. Geese

7. Geese and ducks in a pond


glhopman said...

Nice shot of the geese, it looks like they are performing a dance routine :)

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Lucky shot I guess :)