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20110101_Isaland_Fox_Santa_Barbara_Zoo.jpg

Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)

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by Terry Costales

This little fox from the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara does inspire the urge to cuddle it.

20110604_Possible_Flycatcher_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Unknown Bird

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by Terry Costales

Another photo of yesterday's unidentified bird.

20110329_Female_Duck_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Female Duck

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by Terry Costales

A female duck dabbling in emerald green water.

20110819_African_Wild_Ass_Safari_Park_San_Diego_TNT_9952.jpg

African Wild Ass (Equus africanus)

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by Terry Costales

The African Wild Asses were a beautiful and vocal group of animals. They came trotting down a hill to greet the tram as it passed by. Julia Vilstrup Mouatt Thursday 18 July 2013 I have found a picture of an African wild ass (Equus africanus) on your site taken by Terry Costales, and reading your terms I understand that I can use it if it's for non-commercial use if I credit bcx.news and photographer Terry Costales? It is among some other pics for the front cover of my phd thesis. Is this ok? . . .

20110427_African_Olive_Pigeon_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

African Olive Pigeon (Columba arquatrix)

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by Terry Costales

This handsome Olive Pigeon eyed the photographer suspiciously.

20110131_Nubian_Ibex_Los_Angeles_Zoo.jpg

Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana)

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by Terry Costales

A sheepish tête à tête.

20110827_Ugandan_Giraffe_Safari_Park_San_Diego_TNT_9945.jpg

Ugandan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothchildi)

(374 views)
by Terry Costales

The improbable Giraffe sits improbably.

20110302_Schmidts_Spot_Nosed_Guenon_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Schmidt's Spot-nosed Guenon

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by Terry Costales

A small cute monkey on a rope.

20111220_Montezuma_Oropendola_Isletas_Lake_Nicaragua.jpg

Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)

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by Terry Costales

After seeing the hanging nests in three Central American countries and only hearing and catching fleeting glimpses of this bird, I finally saw one clearly and fairly close up.

20110425_Double_Crested_Cormorant_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

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by Terry Costales

There were several cormorants nesting inside the zoo even though it was October.

20110331_Group_Of_Spekes_Gazelle_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Speke's Gazelle (Gazella spekei)

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by Terry Costales

Here is a group of Speke's Gazelles not "pronking" , but just standing around. The folds of skin over their noses are said to help amplify their alarm calls.

20110222_Spotted_Necked_Otter_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

African Spotted-necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)

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by Terry Costales

Look closely and you can see the light colored spots on the throat of this otter which give it its name.

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African Wild Ass (Equus africanus)

(374 views)
by Terry Costales

It seems as if a child imagined this whimsical animal into existence.

20110527_Asian_Elephant_Nose_On_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

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by Terry Costales

An elephant gives the photographer its other eye.

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African Spotted-necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)

(374 views)
by Terry Costales

The otters were swimming in very clean, clear water.

20110128_Nubian_Ibex_Los_Angeles_Zoo.jpg

Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana)

(374 views)
by Terry Costales

Those amazing horns can also be used as a backscratcher.

20110124_Young_Bukharan_Markhor_Los_Angeles_Zoo.jpg

Bukharan Markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri)

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by Terry Costales

These cute little kids may grow up to possess very impressive sets of horns.

20110306_Lesser_Flamingo_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)

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by Terry Costales

The pink reflections of other flamingos provided a nice background for this photo.

20111219_Brahman_Cattle_Plya_de_Hermosa_Nicaragua.jpg

Brahman Cattle

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by Terry Costales

These two cows were foraging at the forest's edge where it met the beach. The cattle roam free all day and return to the farm at dusk.

20110417_Northern_Shoveler_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

(372 views)
by Terry Costales

A male shoveler created lovely ripples when he emerged from his pond.

20110616_Unidentified_Yellow_Bird_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Unidentified Bird

(372 views)
by Terry Costales

The little bird is asking "Who am I?" and I have no answer.

20110126_Young_Giraffe_Made_A_Face.jpg

Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)

(372 views)
by Terry Costales

A very young giraffe made a rude face.

20110310_Okapi_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)

(372 views)
by Terry Costales

An Okapi is the shorter forest version of the giraffe.

20110705_Cape_Vulture_Safari_Park_San_Diego.jpg

Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres)

(372 views)
by Terry Costales

Vultures are not usually thought of as beautiful, but this Cape Vulture is quite handsome.

20110405_Asian_Elephant_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

(372 views)
by Terry Costales

The elephant ambled across its enclosure.

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