Monday, January 4, 2016

The Toledo Zoo - Feature #8 & Name That PLANT

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The Toledo Zoo - Feature #8 & Name That PLANT

The Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio has been voted one of the top 10 Zoos in the country!  I have lived in this area for 20 years and this past September 2015 is the first time that I have ever visited this special place.  Now I am asking myself: "Why did it take me so long?".

I had the pleasure of visiting the zoo with my sister & brother-in-law and my precious twin nieces.  It was such a blessing to experience this amazing zoo with my 10 year old nieces.

Each week I will feature one animal and one plant (asking for your help in identifying some of the plants) - ENJOY!



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0462_Sept 27 2015_zpscg15xvkg.jpg
Both my sister & I were taking photos of the leopard - Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler or Angie Ouellette-Tower

Feature #8 - CHEETAH

The Cheetah is part of the "Great Cat" group in the subfamily Felinae.  It is native to Africa and Iran.  The Cheetah is faster than any other animal and can run up to 75 miles per hour!  They are also very fertile and have up to 9 cubs in 1 litter!  Due to natural predators and the illegal pet trade, the Cheetah is at risk of becoming extinct.




Checkout these great pictures taken by my sister (or by myself - we were both taking pictures of the Cheetah):

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0463_Sept 27 2015_zpsgexxsvz3.jpg
Both my sister & I were taking photos of the leopard - Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler or Angie Ouellette-Tower


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0456_Sept 27 2015_zps3yex1gos.jpg
Both my sister & I were taking photos of the leopard - Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler or Angie Ouellette-Tower

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0466_Sept 27 2015_zpsr5ddiaks.jpg
Both my sister & I were taking photos of the leopard - Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler or Angie Ouellette-Tower

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0464_Sept 27 2015_zpsvjutfhbc.jpg
Both my sister & I were taking photos of the leopard - Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler or Angie Ouellette-Tower



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo ZooPlant_zpsr65gpd2s.jpg


I went to the zoo to look at animals but found myself mostly taking pictures of plants.
Many of the plants around the zoo exhibits and buildings I had never seen before (and unfortunately they were not labeled), so I decided to include a section asking for your help.  The featured plant today was actually a tree.  This tree had the most unique bright orange/red fruit or nut (I'm not sure what it was).

Please leave your answer in the comment section below & have fun!
Identify the plant below:
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0479_Sept 27 2015_zpsbzzoxgyf.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0480_Sept 27 2015_zps6mocznvw.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower



Other Toledo Zoo Posts:



Featured on:
Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #47
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