Built in 1884 and named after Jeptha H. Wade, one of the founding members of Western Union Telegraph, Wade Hall is one of the oldest zoo buildings in North America. Originally located in Wade Park, the first home of the Cleveland Zoo, it was later relocated to its present location. A wooden deck surrounds the building providing a scenic view of Waterfowl Lake
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Today’s Quote: “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil”. – C. S. Lewis
Today’s Photo: The Pink Flamingo
From the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo website:
What’s remarkable about a flamingo? Plenty. These birds are pink, have exceptionally long necks and the longest legs, in proportion to body size, of all birds. The beak is uniquely shaped and adapted for pumping and filtering water while feeding on crustaceans and algae in marshes and lagoons. Both in water and on land, flamingos are able to lock their long legs into position for resting and sleeping on one leg.
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Today’s Quote: Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? – Rose Kennedy
Giraffes can grow to 18 feet tall and are the largest living mammals on earth. These two beautiful animals can be found in the African Plains at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
For more info: http://www.clemetzoo.com/animals/index.asp?action=details&animals_id=1045
Today’s Quote: “God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things”. – Pablo Picasso
Photo: What are you looking at?
In addition to this monkey the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals representing 600 species, including the largest collection of primate species in North America. Open all year (closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended summer weekend hours. For more info:
Quote of the day:
Our patience will achieve more than our force. – Edmund Burke