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This family is busy whole day long, doing all kinds of things, but for the larger part: keeping each other busy. I can spend hours relaxing, just watching them.
The small kid is full of energy and enthusiastically chases a pigeon. Now this hunt is far from successful, but well, you never know.
When the caretaker enters their premises with a car full of food, the entire family follows him like a flock of sheep. It looks like a parade, the caretaker up front and the whole parading family following.
The trees just outside their premises are just within trunk range for the adults. These leaves must taste good as desert. The little ones can only look, o dear these trees are yet far out of range!
The Taiping zoo opens at night too. Most animals have entered their quarters for the night, but others are more active than during daytime. The zoo is quiet. The visitors are few and far between. THe animals at wake approach each human with great curiosity. Is this just a visitor or a caretaker with fresh food? The black panther is a bit too enthusiastic to me. Does this lethal animal make any distinction between a visitor and food? The wire between him and me is a bit too thin to my likening.
Just before the exit, the elephant family is preparing dinner. It is very special to see how elephants use their trunk in cooking.
I'll head for my night quarters myself as well, I'll exit the zoo to spend my last night in Taiping. Byebye Taiping, bye bye zoo, bye bye elephants, till next time. The next couple of days I'll see little green. By Ghan I hope to cross a desert, from Adelaide to Katherine, and back.