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Bobtail Manx Cat Fails As She Tries To Jump Into Window After A Squirrel 21s

Bobtail Manx Cat Fails As She Tries To Jump Into Window After A Squirrel

Our Manx is a tailless cat only having a little bobbed nub to offer next to no balance or support, so sometimes, unless she has something to snag with her claws, she just doesnt have the balance to pull off the simplest of cat behaviours... even with a tote for extra height!! Fortunately she has many places in here in which to do so but not the window. She spotted a young squirrel in the tree and wanted a closer look but just couldnt make the leap... poor girl.

Feeding A Black Rhinocerous Up Close and Personal 2m00s

Feeding A Black Rhinocerous Up Close and Personal

Black Rhinos are incredible powerful and very endangered animals. I'll probably never make it on an African Safari so when we happened to be around just in time and on the right day for the Rhino experience I had to take advantage of the opportunity to feed this big guy a couple of carrot sticks. He's gorgeous. I was in total awe when I got so close... Stunning creeature

Huge Grizzly Bear Adorable Playing In Water At CMZ Up Close!! 5m36s

Huge Grizzly Bear Adorable Playing In Water At CMZ Up Close!!

Huge Grizzly Bear Adorable Playing In Water At CMZ Up Close!! Emmett was once considered a nuisance bear living in the wild in Montana. Following getting caught being naughty for the last time, he has made Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Here he is enjoying a sunny late winter afternoon in his pond. Finding wood scraps to use as a hat or back scratcher. Splashing his massive paws into the water making everyone squeal. Even walking on his hind legs past the windows for that up close and personal moment. All I can say is thank god for the glass... Those claws... Oh my

Intro To CMZ Giraffe Herd Winds Up Being A Bathroom Commentary 2m05s

Intro To CMZ Giraffe Herd Winds Up Being A Bathroom Commentary

Intro To CMZ Giraffe Herd Winds Up Being A Bathroom comentary! Walking towards the giraffe barn at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo we had a prettgoodvantage point of most of the herd so we stopped for what was supposed to be a video introducing the Race to Baby #200... 2 pregnant giraffes here which one will be baby 200? We done know but we are super excited as we get closer to the due dates... however mid commentary a giraffe comes toward our side of the fence. Separating herself from the rest to do her business... how polite

It's Not Bees It's A Drone!! 7s

It's Not Bees It's A Drone!!

It's Not Bees It's A Drone!! Humming was making me crazy as I'm used to a quiet walk besides the occassional sounds of others enjoying themselves in nature. The constant buzz of a drone hovering overhead was about to drive me mad

Gorilla is Bananas... Im His Target!!! Over And Over Again 3m25s

Gorilla is Bananas... Im His Target!!! Over And Over Again

Gorilla is Bananas... Im His Target!!! Over And Over Again from beginning to end of this video he runs and bashes into this super thick window every time I turn around. First a ruNing bash, then a fake out, then a slow stalking walk, lingering behind me. As I get down to leave he gets up so I return and he looks as if he may wonder off, but not so fast. This is often one of his tricks. Acting as if he is no longer paying attention, wandering off a bit, picking up something to put in his mouth only to return with as much energy as in the very first burst he makes in this clip. Listen to the reactions he gets to this... hilarious!!!

Crazy Silverback Taps Window with His Teeth to Get to Me Then Jumps On Top!! 2m07s

Crazy Silverback Taps Window with His Teeth to Get to Me Then Jumps On Top!!

Crazy Athletic Silverback Taps Window with His Teeth to Get to Me Then Jumps On Top! He's The King of The World!! Or at least Omaha!! You've NEVER seen anything like this before. Kijito is QUITE the charachter. Gentle and observant if he has small children around otherwise he can be a very ornery and active 20 year old. We had been visiting regularly and boy does he like to pick on me. Here he tosses handfuls of sod beneath my window then takes a seat behind the large bubble window I'm laying back in. He then starts rapidly tapping his teeth on the window over and over getting frustrated like a child trying to open a plastic egg out of a quarter machine. The looks he gives me... I couldnt help but laugh. He was so curios and trying so hard to gain access (tried to open the window hinge earlier like a door latch) Then as I start to think he's going to wander off he makes an incredibly athletic leap to the top of my window declaring his "ownership"? Lol we have never seen him do this before or since. Please forgive the portion of the video where my husband runs to another part of the building to get a better view. It was worth it. Nothing short of amazing.

Pregnant Giraffe Training:  Blood Draws 101 and We Got To Help 1m53s

Pregnant Giraffe Training: Blood Draws 101 and We Got To Help

Pregnant Giraffe Training: Blood Draws 101 and We Got To Help!! The Race is on for Giraffe Baby 200 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. They have not one but TWO pregnant giraffes, Muziki and Laikipia. Both having mated within the same week early last year. So who will go into labor first near the end of April 2018? We dont know... But we now know how they train their expectant mothers for upcoming blood draws! We wandered into the exhibit just in time to be asked to help provide a distraction for the other females that weren't in need of this training. Tim was happy to oblige in feeding so many handfuls of romaine lettuce and rye cracker treats to the single ladies while I watched zoo staffers use targets, clickers, needless syringes along with touch of hand to guide the soon-to-be new mothers and get them used to the upcoming procedures.

An Elephant Fart Wouldn't Sound That Cute!! Elephants "Purring" 3m06s

An Elephant Fart Wouldn't Sound That Cute!! Elephants "Purring"

An Elephant Fart Wouldn't Sound That Cute!! No Its Elephants "Purring"... After this elephant finishes stripping the bark from her log she starts walking laps in her enclosure... At about 1:38 I think I'm hearing something... Then my husband says she farted!! He heard it too but I didnt think Id been hearing continual back and forth farting between 2 elephants. Its difficult at times to hear over the commotion of the zoo guests but you can most certainly hear these ladies rumbling back and forth sounding like massive deep purring

Gorilla Tries To Start Snowball Fight With Snack Gets Flipped Off Instead 1m00s

Gorilla Tries To Start Snowball Fight With Snack Gets Flipped Off Instead

Gorilla Snacks On Snowball, Throws It At Another & Gets Flipped Off!! This video starts off simply enough... A female western lowland gorilla grabs herself a handful of snow for an early March treat. We were delighted, had never had the chance to see that before! Pretty cool!! But just after she settles in near the window, another female emerges from the enclosure upright and running by. As she does so, the snowball becomes a weapon as it is flung towards the newcomer. Running away herself, disappearing from the scene not catching the "bird" the other gorilla throws right back at her.

Monkey Mating Time: The Simian Sex Swing 38s

Monkey Mating Time: The Simian Sex Swing

Monkey Mating Time: The Simian Sex Swing. Well its animals mating with little kids all around so I expected to hear something amusing... It was a father that simply says to his daughter "Make good decisions Elise"while the female looked as if it were over all too soon

When Gorillas Use Teamwork!! Doubled Down On Us!! 41s

When Gorillas Use Teamwork!! Doubled Down On Us!!

When Gorillas Use Teamwork!! Tatu and Kijito teamed up on us. Tatu provides distraction approaching our window working some grass between his lips, then sliding in front of us across the entire window. He slips out of the way only for us to see Kijito make his charge straight for us striking the window with such incredible force. (It's multipaned he can't break through although he has cracked one layer before) We've seen them many times and know their behavior, we saw this coming and told others to stick around for a moment to witness the action. No, we never hit the window or beat our chests for their attention. It's all recognition. And it's amazing.