Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - Jacksonville, Florida
This is the fourth of nine pages containing creatures and plants I viewed at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, on visits taken between July 2015 and September 2017. Subsequent pages include reptiles and amphibians, River Valley Aviary birds, Emerald Forest Aviary birds, other bird exhibits, and plants, butterflies and insects.
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Page 4 of 9
This page includes a variety of primates and big cats.

A Guereza colobus keeps an eye on its buddies on the ground below.
[This small, monkey-like creature has a long hairy tail which is black from its body to half-way down the tail. The rest is all white. Its body is also a mixutre of all black and all white parts. It has white fur around its face. The one lies on a platform holding the edge of it and peering over the edge down at the ground.]

An Angolan colobus and her 13-day-old baby.
[The mother with black fur except for white stripes down her arms and around her dark face sits facing the camera with the baby in her lap. The baby has all light-colored fur and sits facing left.]

Bonobo
[This chimpanzee-like creature is walking on all fours. It has very muscular arms and not a lot of fur over its skin.]

Bonobo mother Jo-T is on the second level while her just-under-two-years-old son Lukuru swings from the ropes on the first level.
[The bonobos are on a multi-level rope and wooden structure. There are wooden ladders between the levels. There are also ropes strung between the pole supports. There are also several rope hammock structures. The adult is sitting on the second level eating while the youngster, who is only about a quarter of her size, is standing on a rope holding a different rope above his head.]

Jo-T went to the very top of the structure, but Lukuru was too small to reach. After Lukuru called to his mother for a bit, she flug a long arm down and pulled him up with her. He sat with her for all of about one minute before he continued climbing. (Jo-T and her son have quite a bit more hair on their heads than is usual for bonobos.)
[The mother has her arm around her son as they both sit in the rope hammock. The mother is eating some greenery.]

The young female mandrill on the left was doing her best to get the male on the right interested in her.
[These primates have long fur and primarily walk on all fours. The male is not only significantly larger than the female but also has white patches beside his red nosebridge and nostrils and white around his mouth. While the female has a pink/red nosebridge and nostrils, she has no white patches. She does have yellowish fur on her cheeks and neck.]

The female on the left is the same one as in the prior photo. Here she glares at the older female who has a baby mandrill hanging from her.
The baby's father is the male in the prior photo.
[The yellow fur is visible on both females. The baby mandril has his mother's fur grasped in all four limbs as he hangs under her. She is walking toward the younger female.]

Not long after I shot this photo, the train which circles the zoo went by. After it passed, the gorilla turned away from the window and went to a grassy section inside this exhibit. Apparently he heard the train coming and went to watch.
[In a cement wall is a window opening with bars and wires across it to keep the gorillas inside. A gorilla stands in the grass beside this window staring out of the exhibit.]

A younger (smaller) gorilla enjoying a snooze on a hot afternoon.
[A gorilla lies on the ground with his back against a wall and one foot perched on the wall as he holds a small tree branch against his chest. His eyes are closed.]

South African Lions
[A male lion, with a mane which is dark brown around its outer edges, faces the camera, but is looking down. A female lion walks from left to right across the grass in the background of the image.]

It wouldn't be the Jacksonville Zoo without a few jaguars. Here's one of them.
(Jacksonville pro football team is 'Jacksonville Jaguars'.)
[The spotted big cat is lying on its side with its eyes closed.]

Six-month-old Sumatran tiger, Kinleigh Rose. She's still a cub and wasn't sitting down for very long.
[Tiger sits in part of an enclosure while she faces the right with her mouth open and her tongue out. There is grass and vegetation hanging from above and in front of her. There is a caged area behind her.]

Berani is Kinleigh's dad.
[Image is of the front half of the tiger from one side as he walks across the grass. He has his mouth open and his tongue out. (It was very hot that day.)]

Penari, a Malayan tiger.
[The striped big cat is sitting in the front left corner of a cage yawning. It's pink tongue is clearly visible and matches the pink on the tip of its nose.]

Jaya, Penari's brother, submerged most of his body in the pool to keep cool.
[The striped big cat is resting his head on some rocks while his front paws hold some rocks across from him. The rest of his body is not visible as it is vertically submerged in water. There's a waterfall behind him and a pool of water in front of him.]

An Amur leopard in a typical cat pose.
[The spotted big cat is lying across a large tree limb with its legs handing over the side. Its tail is resting on another part of the tree and its head is in a relaxed pose on the trunk.]

Continue to Jacksonville Zoo page 5 of 9 to see reptiles and amphibians.

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