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The Happy Hippo | by Pete Foley
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The Happy Hippo

I photographed this impressive creature at the San Diego Zoo last week. I am honored to have been invited to join the San Diego Zoo Biomimicry Advisory board, so hope to have many opportunities to learn from this and the many other species of plants and animals that the Zoo protects. If you are not familiar with biomimicry, you can learn more here:

www.sandiegozoo.org/conservation/biomimicry/

 

Below is an Alligator snapping turtle, one of the longest lived animals on the planet. I was hoping the keeper had a god grip on his shell while taking this close up :-) I think the turtle thought my Nikon was more nutritious than it really is.

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Taken on July 21, 2010