this was the first day of the zoo's holiday season event called winters gone wild. there is a schedule posted on the zoo site of who gets what when. i've been sick so yesterday was the first day i was able to go. i almost said, my pix didn't come out as great as i'd hoped, but now looking at them again they arent bad. the window ones could have been better. i tried a new thing since i'm still taking video these days, i tried to take still pix at the same time, but my camera focused on the window too much instead of the cat ;( never had that happen before, must be a hazard of the one handed attempt. so these are the best stills, but my video is great! although i have mention my disappointment in the behavior of visitors once again. the graffiti etched into the glass around the big cats is disgusting and disturbing. while taking video at the corner exhibit, the etchings were clearly highlighted more than you can see when just standing there with the naked eye. as well there is excessive damage to the grotto windows. what is wrong with people? i can't answer this by even just using some vulgar name tag. people who do stuff like this, along with the continuous disturbing of the animals, really must just have brain damage in some way. sorry for the mini rant, back to the event. it was also member's morning with big cat focus. there was training demo's with most of the cats. i hung out chatting with tunya. poor guy is still waiting for his new girlfriend to come out of quarantine. i just reassured him she's there and will be meeting him next week :) then i blew him some kisses and he responded back! he tilted his head back and opened his mouth a bit and with a grin made a soft vocal sound. soooooo cute! when the lions were let out i went to the window first cuz tunya's prizes were on the hot rock (which is in front of a viewing window. he came right out and got to business. he loved his stuff and after walked around and did his morning roar. i went over to see what jahari and amanzi were doing and they had already had their bones and their backs turned hording them as they munched. so no good footage or pix of them.