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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 5, 2013: Zebras, Singapore Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the nice words, TravelandNature!
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Re: Interesting Places to Visit in Singapore

Professorabe ·
I would add the Botanic Gardens to the list. Fabulous!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

GarryRF ·
It's important to teach the children that winter is there to be enjoyed too. It's never bad weather - just the wrong clothes !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a good point, GarryRF! People who live in places with cold climates do adapt and most involve their kids in out door activities -- winter or summer. For example, downhill skiing is very popular. But that walk with the penguins intrigues me. I've never heard of this except, of course, in Antarctica. Need to go by and check it out sometime.
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

Anderson Smith ·
Loved to read your blog. I would like to suggest you that traffic show most people read blogs on Mondays. So it should encourage blogger to write new write ups over the weekend primarily
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for the nice comment, Anderson, and welcome to TravelGumbo! We try to have up a new blog and a new photo each and every day. Mondays to seem a bit busier, though, point noted.
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

Anderson Smith ·
Seeing that row of houses in Singapore's Chinatown reminded me of the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. Both pplaces have wonderful architecture.
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

JaxonSmith ·
Useful information shared..Iam very happy to read this article..thanks for giving us nice info.Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post.
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

JaxonSmith ·
I have been to India many times so the humidity of Singapore does not bother me. I do love its beauty.
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by JaxonSmith: I have been to India many times so the humidity of Singapore does not bother me. I do love its beauty. Thanks for the comment, JaxonSmith. If you're used to humidity, then it's not a problem. I've lived in the western half of North America my entire life where humidity is quite low and it is challenging to adjust to it. I've been told by people who moved from a dry to humid climate it takes about a year to fully make the adjustment.
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Re: The Island Metropolis of Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
Those are all excellent tips, TravelandNature. Thanks for adding this.
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

IslandMan ·
A well written and informative blog piece Dr F...I agree with you that zoos should not be abandoned. There is a place for them especially when it comes to protecting endangered species. The San Diego Zoo certainly looks like a great place to visit and the variety of animals there is a regular Noah's Ark (good to see a few Aussie Koalas). You've captured some amazing shots in the gallery too.
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks IslandMan! Probably the rarest animal at the zoo is the California Condor. Only the San Diego and Los Angeles zoos exhibit these birds and were instrumental in saving them from extinction. With only a few dozen birds left in the wild, a controversial decision was made several decades ago to capture them all and place the remaining birds in these two zoos for a captive breeding program. They now number several hundred and are slowly being re-introduced into the wild, with limited...
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

Travel Rob ·
Great photos and glad to hear the Condor is making a comeback.i still visit zoos all over and both the San Diego and LA Zoos are two of my favorites.The old advertising for the San Diego Zoo was <You belong in the Zoo and the Zoo belongs to you.
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

Andre Pur ·
I really love the Panda, I'm so happy when i see those bears Thank you for the pictures they are really lovely .
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you, Andre! This was the third zoo I've ever seen giant pandas in. And by far it was the best one. They had two pandas, in separated but adjoining enclosures (one male, one female). Both were sitting there eating bamboo and seemed to enjoy watching the throng of people walking by them. It was as though the zoo's visitors were there to entertain the pandas, rather than the other way around. As for bears, I'm always happier to see them in a zoo than on a hiking trail in the Rockies...
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The Island Metropolis of Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
Except for the stifling humidity, steamy heat and admixture of tropical rain-forest, Singapore will remind you more of Chicago or New York than most Asian cities.  Its skyline is as packed with modern...
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The Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
Palm Desert's LIVING DESERT offers a place to see several desert ecosystems, as well as an interesting assortment of animals from the Americas and Africa.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

Dr.Y ·
    Long winter blues with bad weather and nowhere to go?   Why not pay a visit to the Calgary Zoo?  Even in the cold hard winter weather in Alberta, you still can see Amur tigers out in the snow; Hippo Libi perform his back...
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A Visit to the Al Ain Zoo, U.A.E

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely first-class zoo in the middle of the desert, near the oasis city of Al Ain.
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Apr. 30, 2017: Peacock and Peahen at the Folsom Rescue Zoo

Jonathan L ·
A visit with Jonathan L to a California zoo where all the residents are animals rescued from other lives.
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5 Top Destinations to Check Out When Visiting Sydney

Candice Larson ·
Sydney is the oldest and biggest city of Australia. It lies in between the intermingling of land and sea. In 1788, commander of the First Fleet Captain Arthur Phillip established the first British colony in Sydney Cove of Australia. Tourists can no visit Sydney's fabled history in the narrow cobbled laneways and historic buildings surrounding the area. After booking your flight and choosing the best hotel such as Four Seasons and Holiday Inn accommodation , it is time to explore the various...
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Top 5 activities in Auckland

Aqib S (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for your top must-do activities in Auckland (sponsored content)
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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March 18, 2020: Puma, Belize Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed studying this beautiful cougar while visiting the nice and interesting Belize Zoo.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 5, 2013: Zebras, Singapore Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
I love watching zebras, especially in African Savannah but also in the zoos.  In the wild zebra are very wary of people and, more often than not, you see them running away (exposing their rumps to your lens).  They're more...
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It's a girl! Hamburg's zoo celebrates baby elephant

PHeymont ·
Hamburg's Hagenbeck Zoo has a new member this week, with the birth of a yet-to-be-named baby after a 23-month pregnancy. The  mother is Yashoda, who has had one other calf.   Zoo officials haven't announced the baby's weight and other...
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Vienna Zoo: Selfie sticks danger to animals

PHeymont ·
Vienna's zoo has a problem with selfie sticks, and has banned their use in large areas of the zoo. The problem is visitors who poke them into cages to get close-ups of animals or who get too close themselves. The cartoon sign above has been posted in...
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Nov. 8, 2017: 8 Free Things to do in St. Louis (pt 1)

Samantha ·
Samantha shares half her list and pictures of top free things to do. Don't go yet, though: the rest will come your way soon!
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Interesting Places to Visit in Singapore

Maria Fedco (Guest) ·
Maria Fedco shares some great ideas on special destinations to see when visiting Singapore.
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May 21, 2018: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the beautiful Jacksonville Zoo.
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A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

DrFumblefinger ·
  Among my fondest memories as a child are family visits to the zoo.  I was fascinated by it all!  The sights, the sounds, the smells, the people, and especially by the exotic animals.  It seemed a grand adventure and I think may...
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Where Gumbo was #326)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous San Diego Zoo Safari Park. About a half hour's drive north of San Diego, it covers a vaste 1800 acres and offers the opportunity to see hundreds of species of often endangered animals roam freely in their vast enclosures.
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Four Days in Columbus, Ohio

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
From its famous zoo to an old German village, Stephanie Kalina-Metzger has excellent suggestions for spending some time in historic Columbus.
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Three Days in San Diego

Marilyn Jones ·
Three days in San Diego, visiting both the historic Old Town and especially the world-famous San Diego Zoo and its Safari Park.
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Penguins on the loose! Looks like Keystone Comedy...

PHeymont ·
Even the grimmest of times deserve a grin, and the Odense Zoo in Denmark has given us one today with this video of penguins attempting to escape their keeper.    It's a better moment for the zoo than its recent publicity, which was largely...
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Sept. 7, 2018: Conservation Carousel, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

DrFumblefinger ·
A lover of carousels, DrFumblefinger enjoyed this colorful collection of animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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Re: Three Days in San Diego

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! San Diego is a great city with some of the best weather anywhere. I haven't stayed at Hotel del Coronado, but I've been there several times and it really takes you back to a different time. Everything seems at a slower pace.
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Re: Three Days in San Diego

DrFumblefinger ·
San Diego is a great getaway. When I lived in the LA area, we enjoyed visiting San Diego at least once a year as part of a weekend getaway. Brings back some good memories.
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Panda, San Diego Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
Panda, San Diego Zoo
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Flamingos, San Diego Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
Flamingos, San Diego Zoo
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Grizzly Bear, San Diego Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
Grizzly Bear, San Diego Zoo
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California Condor, San Diego Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
California Condor, San Diego Zoo
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Red Panda, San Diego Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
Red Panda, San Diego Zoo
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Malayan Tapir, San Diego Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
Malayan Tapir, San Diego Zoo
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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert, California

PortMoresby ·
Though it’s been there for 50 years, it was new to PortMoresby, on a visit with friends at that most perfect season, springtime in the desert.
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Re: The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert, California

DrFumblefinger ·
This is one of my favorite attractions in the Palm Springs area, and is especially great to visit with children (of all ages). Beautiful photos -- thanks for sharing, and glad you got to see it all.
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Re: The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert, California

George G. ·
Really liked the Giraffe photos.
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Singapore's Amazing Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Singapore Zoo.
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The Delacorte Clock, Central Park Zoo

Jonathan L ·
The Delecorte Clock has been a children's favorite for over 50 years.
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