Eye(s) of the Tiger – K²R

One of the tigers we saw at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park last week, and some interesting facts about the link between eye shape and ecological niche. Notice that tigers and lions have eyes with round pupils, not vertical slits like housecats…

Eye(s) of the Tiger – K²R

The tiger was a lot closer to the fence than I expected, watching us tourists with a disdainful look as it lounged in the afternoon heat. The fence mostly blurred out of view, but I didn’t notice a dry leaf in front of its face to the left of its mouth, leaving a brown splotch …

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And more photos from the trip, which included an elevated rope obstacle course through the trees, lots of walking, and yes, some animals too.