The below photos from January 25, 2018 have been added to their respective sections of the Jacksonville Zoo portions of the web site on February 1, 2018. I assembled them here so you didn't have to hunt for photos scattered on multiple pages.

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Colorful January bloom
[The thin tubular orange blooms of this plant are slowly unfolding from the center stalk. The top of the stalk is still tightly packed, but the lower blooms are either out to the side or downward. All leaves are below this stalk portion of the plant.]

Lappet-faced vulture looks like it's wearing white bloomers.
[The bird stands amid some vegetation stumps. There is a puffy white covering leading from the body of the bird to just above its ankles. It has large white claws. The body of the bird is mostly dark brown, but there are some white feathers. Its head is light pink which constrasts with its dark eyes and large dark hooked bill.]

Close view of wattled crane
[This image is the right side of the head of the bird. Its head is facing right showing its long pointed bill with a small

Interesting color patterns on this white-bellied bustard's feathers.
[The bird is standing, but its head is tucked very close to its body exposing only the upper half and beak of the head. The body feathers are puffy and are a variegated brown color with many small details.]

Magellanic penguin beaks are not smooth.
[Close view of the head of a penguin who has its eyes closed. The beak is all black and resembles irregular crumpled tree bark.]

Penguins believe every day is a good day for a pool party.
[One penguin stands on a ledge looking at the camera. Three other penguins are on the ledge behind the camera-facing penguin while five other penguins swim in the water.]

Rhinoceros hornbill
[This mostly black bird is perched on a thick rope strung across the exhibit. It has some whte undersides to its belly and most of its thick bill is white. The upper portion of the bill closest to its eyes is yellow orange. Sitting atop the bill curved upward is a yellow piece, the horn of the rhinoceros. It looks like a stiff banana peel that is peeling away from the upper section of the bill.]

Marabou stork snoozing.
[This long-legged bird sits on the grass. Its legs fold in the reverse direction of a human's legs and its feet and knees are on the ground. Its head is tucked into its body with its bill resting on its full gullet and its eyelid, a much lighter color than the rest of its head, closed. ]

Yellow-billed storks have their nests in trees. (Tree is leafless in January.)
[There are two storks in the leafless tree. Stork on the right is bent toward its nest exposing the underside of its rear, a vision of black, white, and pink feathers, to the camera. The stork on the left has its right side to the camera and seems to be watching the photographer as it bends toward its nest.]

African spoonbills also build their nests in treees. The birds not near the nests are getting small branches to help build the nests.
[A tree with many branches has at least seven spoonbills in the tree. Some are near the four visible nests while others may be plucking small branches to build the nests.]

Indian blue peahen (The blurring in the foreground is fencing.)
[The bird sits on the ground with its head facing the right. The birds head is an irridescent blue. The tips of its headdress is the same color. The front of the bird is blue while the back feathers are brown and white and gold and green.]

This interloper in the River Valley aviary knew it wasn't supposed to be eating the birds' food. As I neared it, it jumped out of the bowl. It then ran back to the bowl when I moved away from the bowl.
[A squirrel, inside a mostly empty green dish, holds a pellet of food between its paws.]

Green-winged teal, visiting for winter, swims in the water in the Plains of Africa exhibit.
[This duck has a brown head with a wide green swatch from its eye to the base of its neck. It has a white patch on its body with the rest of the body as shades of grey. The beak is black. The water in which the duck swims is covered with floating algae.]

Blue-winged teal, either visiting for winter or migrating, swims in the water in the Plains of Africa exhibit.
[This duck is swimming toward the camera. It has a white stripe on its face which extends from one eye to the other eye by going under the bill. Most of its feathers are brown and white. There is a blue feather visible on the right side of the image. This duck swims right at the edge of the clear water and the algae-covered water.]

American alligator capturing some January sun.
[Alligator, facing away from the camera, is completely exposed as it lies beside the water. The tail is comprised of many segments and looks as if it would strech like an accordian.]

Matamata turtle in the Emerald Forest aviary pond is about 1.5 feet long.
[This turtle, submerged in the clear water of the pond, has a wrinkled-looking hard shell and ridged thick skin on its lizard-like head.]

The little nubs on the top of the okapi's head is similar to the nubs a giraffe (its closest relative) has.
[This image is a side-view of the head and upper neck of an okapi. It has mostly brown skin except for a large portion of its face. It does have a dark nose. Its ears stick up. The nubs appear to be sawed off horns, but they are not.]

A giraffe prepares to accept the greenery on the right being offered to it.
[The head of the giraffe is just over the rail of the viewing platform. The giraffe's right eye is visible as it sticks out part of its tongue and curls its upper lip in preparation to eat the greenery.]

These two gals rest in the sun.
[Two giraffes nearly equal in height sit in the sun beside each other and beside some rocks. They both face to the left.]

This youngster is two months old.
[One small giraffe sits in the grass and has its head down as it appears to be checking out something behind the camera.]

The third-largest bird is the southern cassowary which is native to Australia.
[A close view through a fence of the head of this colorful, almost prehistoric-looking, creature. This bird has a large wedge-shaped horn-like protrusion on the top of its head. This bird has a blue head and neck, a red-orange eye, a red patch on the back of its neck near its black-feathered body. Its feathers are similar to the emu with the part down the back and the feathers falling to the side. ]

The feet of the southern cassowary.
[A close view through a fence of the head of the thick three-toed feet of this bird. Each toe has pointed claws. The grey-brown skin of the toes and lower legs are scaley like reptile skin.]

An 8 month old Visayan warty pig and one of its parents.
[The parent is on the left and is black and grey. The bottom part of its legs are black and there is a black stripe of fur on its head and continues along the top of its back. The youngster on the right is a brownish-red color with much shorter haired fur. it is about one-third of the size of the adult.]

A Sulawesi babirusa pig couple. The "tusks" are actually teeth which grow through the skin.
[Both pigs have smooth grey skin. The one without tusks is lying against a rock wall on the right. The pig with the tusks lies against the other one. There are three tusks growing from the nose end of the left-most pig.]

Amur leopard
[The spotted big cat is lying on the ground facing to the left into the sun. The back part of its body is off the image to the right. This leopard has very long light-colored whiskers.]

Florida panther (Blurring in foreground is fencing.)
[The panther is sitting on its haunches looking toward its left at something else in the exhibit. The panther is brown except for the area around its mouth which is white as are the whiskers extending from its face.]

Coyote
[The coyote was sitting on its haunches facing a fence before it turned its head around and looked in the general direction of the camera. This coyote has light brown and grey fur mixed together.]

Fruit bats
[At least a half dozen bats hang from the grating on the roof. The bats have orange-brown fur and have a body length of about one foot long.]

The zoo has a manatee rehabilitation area, so these two manatees are here temporarily while they recover physically. When well, they will be returned to the wild.
[Side view into a tank which contains two manatees. The one closest to the camera is swimming to the left while the one behind it swims to the right]

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