Our company picnic was held at the Milwaukee County Zoo this summer. It had been a while since we were there, so I took a few pictures to share. The peacock (above left) suddenly popped his head out of a wooded display area while we were strolling about. Some of them are so used to people that they have no fear, and often follow visitors around hoping for a piece of dropped popcorn or other snack.
Zoo personnel have posted signs warning visitors to not feed the animals. Being out of their natural habitat, it's important that their food intake is monitored for their long term health. However, on this hot day, the brown bear (above right) appeared more interested in basking in the shade than eating.
The Dall sheep (bottom left) were also resting - so still they almost looked plastic. The giraffe (bottom right) was really the only animal we saw eating. There were three of them outdoors and they took turns, each bowing away gracefully as the next would come up to the hay trough. Such good manners!