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First snow of 2014, a time lapse

I saw that we had snow in the forecast yesterday, so I set up our time lapse camera just for fun to capture it. If you look closely you will see a few birds too, small and large. The little birds are called juncos, and they love to come eat our walnuts. We also get a few woodpeckers, and pigeons. You will see both juncos and pigeons in the video.

Note, this video has no sound. What it is the weather like in your part of the world?

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Black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins for Halloween

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2014_BUSCH_GARDENS_RHINO_PUMPKINS_05Busch Gardens® Tampa’s black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. As part of his daily enrichment, the animal care team provided several pumpkins for Forest! Doesn’t it look like he is having the time of his life?!

See the video on the Busch Gardens YouTube channel.

Black rhinos are considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and are found in central and southern Africa. Black rhinos have a prehensile lip that is used much like a finger to select and pick the leaves and twigs they prefer.

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