Animals An African lion yawns. If you look closely, you can see drops of saliva. A ring-tailed lemur eating breakfast This African lion doesn’t “tire” easily! Giraffe having lunch This Malayan tiger was in a playful mood. Two red-eared slider turtles basking in the Tucson sun Grizzly bear Upclose photo of a horse Golden lion tamarin enjoys breakfast A red panda Cotton-topped tamarin Ring-tailed lemur The puma Black-and-white version of a tiger going for a swim Two common rheas; native to South America Andean bear enjoying a summer swim Andean bear goes for a swim. Mother lion and her cubs Another photo of the sun bear Notice the water line and the whiskers in this photo of an otter. Squirrel monkey This horse came right up to me during my visit to southeastern Nebraska in May 2014. He was probably more curious about my camera than me! A jaguar drinks to stay cool in the summer heat. Mandrill; great colors! The tapir cooling off during hot summer months Malayan tiger Malayan tiger going for a leisurely swim This is MY carrot and, no, I am not sharing! Love the details in the whiskers. The Andean bear cools off with a swim. This female lion cub has her eyes on something! Big yawn! This Malayan tiger needs a nap. Two grizzly bears engage in playful fun–or not! All you have to do is give me that wink! Prairie dog African lion and her cub A red panda, about six months old Flamingo; notice the water droplet. Black-and-white version of a Malayan tiger Two lemurs. I had to be patient in order to get two in the same photo, but it paid off. An absolutely adorable squirrel monkey Baird’s taper going for a swim Bighorn sheep Mother Amur tiger; these tigers are native to eastern Russia. An otter enjoying a swim. A horse explores his boundaries in southeastern Nebraska. Malayan tiger Meerkat as a sentry to watch over other family members Sun bear Baboon Malayan tiger Two ring-tailed lemurs Try as he might, this otter could NOT swallow the seashell–which is a good thing! Jaguar licking her nose The majestic African lion The watchful eye of a lion cub Bear claws Mexican gray wolf Gray fox Notice the rust colors in his beautiful coat. Just what you wanted to see today: the inside of a tortoise’s mouth! A friendly round-tailed ground squirrel Nandi and her Mom, Semba Bobcat Bobcat Gray fox Meerkat (it’s just a “mere cat”) Taken in northeast Tucson Nandi playing in dirt and mud. Sumatran tiger Otter floating on his back African lion Take notice of the details in the turtle’s tongue. African lion on the prowl Notice the tongue and the laid-back ears. Black jaguar Round-tailed ground squirrel munching on a slice of apple This otter had a lot of fun playing with a pod from a mesquite ebony tree. Prairie dogs Golden lion tamarin This tiger decided it was high time to show everyone who is boss. Andean bear Quite the upclose shot of a bear claw. I wouldn’t want to tangle with this guy! Even prairie dogs know it’s best to say “grace” before meals. Profile of a zebra The red panda is a cute, adorable animal. This little guy knows how to pose for a photo! Tigers are powerful, beautiful cats. Turtle having lunch Horse grazing peacefully near Sonoita, Arizona Up close and very personal! I love the detail in the white hairs on this animal. Elk. Taken in Nebraska Prairie dogs Black-and-white ruffed lemur Two meerkats at play Another photo of “Dolly Llama” Mountain lion Ocelot The male African lion Black-and-white photos of this tiger add a nice touch Upclose photo of a horse; notice the detail in the eyelashes. This meerkat has his eye on something! Bearded dragon The otter is just chilling. we humans should follow suit! Meerkat I’ve got a secret! Golden Tamir monkey This capybara just finished devouring a green bamboo reed. Malayan tiger The cutest! Amur tiger cub Amur tiger cub; notice his already large paws. Big yawn! Prairie dog family Sumatran tiger African lion; get some sleep! Bearded dragons A bison is licking his chops on the Midwestern prairie. A horse grazes on a farm in southeastern Nebraska. The grizzly bear snags an orange for breakfast. Taken in northeast Tucson Yes, there is an elk underneath these massive antlers. Malayan tiger going for a swim Prairie dog This turtle is scary-looking! Grizzly bear This tortoise enjoys playing in the water after a rain in Tucson. A lion cub plays with a pumpkin–and no one had better try to take it away from him! A tree lizard leaps down a mesquite tree in Tucson. Turtle trying to eat his carrot. He really struggled with this and was fun to watch. Tortoise eating a healthful lunch Mom and Dad African lions share a moment. Jaguar Agave cactus provides a nice backdrop for the Mexican gray wolf. Elephants love to eat the bark from tree branches. Nandi was born at the Tucson Zoo on August 20, 2014. What a cutie! Malayan tiger Cowgirl; notice the leaning of the horse, his tail, and the dirt being kicked up. Yup! Same turtle. Same carrot! Macaque–this time in black and white Ring-tailed lemur playing with his tail Squirrel monkey Nandi loves playing with sticks! Bearded dragons Female African lion Macaque Daddy lion does NOT want to play, OK? Collared lizard A black-and-white photo of a bearded dragon Five red-eared slider turtles bask in the sun at Agua Caliente Park in Tucson. Malayan tiger About to nod off. Just after taking this photo, this Amur tiger cub fell asleep. Tapir A bearded dragon notices his reflection. Andean bear; notice the water dripping from his mouth. Two bearded dragons Andean bear shaking off water just after a swim Lowland leopard frog One is tired; one wants a handout!