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    Deborah Compton
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Okapi are related to giraffe. Both species have long prehensile tongues for browsing. While both species have ossicones, only male okapi possess them. However, both male and female giraffe have have ossicones. 
#okapi #ossicones #prehensiletongue #ungulates #animalphotography #cheyennemountainzoo #coloradozoo #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #coloradozooanimal #coloradozoo  #coloradosprings #bahati #velvet #zoophotographyoninstagram #zooanimalsofinstgram #mammalsofinstagram #mammalphotograph #huggable #godscreationisbeautiful #godscreationisamazing #gorgeous #travelphotographyoninstegram
Okapi are related to giraffe. Both species have long prehensile tongues for browsing. While both species have ossicones, only male okapi possess them. However, both male and female giraffe have have ossicones. #okapi  #ossicones  #prehensiletongue  #ungulates  #animalphotography  #cheyennemountainzoo  #coloradozoo  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #coloradozooanimal  #coloradozoo  #coloradosprings  #bahati  #velvet  #zoophotographyoninstagram  #zooanimalsofinstgram  #mammalsofinstagram  #mammalphotograph  #huggable  #godscreationisbeautiful  #godscreationisamazing  #gorgeous  #travelphotographyoninstegram 
Penny is the 200th reticulated giraffe calf born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo since the 1950's. She 
has been  extremely alert and curious about her surroundings since the moment she was born. At four days old Penny was ivery interested in investigating zoo guests whom had come to visit .

Penny is already apart of an amazing legacy at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. However,  due to a splaying incident, which she is recovering from and doing well, she is already on her way to writing her own giraffe tale. She has quickly captured the hearts of staff, zoo guests, and thousands around the world as they have followed along on Facebook Live. Penny possesses more than a precious face....she has a fighting spirit with a will to succeed, but it is tempered by a gentle, grateful heart. I am smitten.

#reticulatedgiraffe #giraffecalf #zoobabiesofinstagram #silentextinction  #tallestlandmammal  #tallblondes #penny #pennylane #coloradotravel #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #animalbabiesofinstagram #precocial #precious #godscreationisbeautiful #godscreationisamazing #zoophotographyoninstagram #zooanimals #giraffebaby #worldgiraffeday #iamsmitten #savetheplanet #savethegiraffes #extinctionisforever
Penny is the 200th reticulated giraffe calf born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo since the 1950's. She has been extremely alert and curious about her surroundings since the moment she was born. At four days old Penny was ivery interested in investigating zoo guests whom had come to visit . Penny is already apart of an amazing legacy at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. However, due to a splaying incident, which she is recovering from and doing well, she is already on her way to writing her own giraffe tale. She has quickly captured the hearts of staff, zoo guests, and thousands around the world as they have followed along on Facebook Live. Penny possesses more than a precious face....she has a fighting spirit with a will to succeed, but it is tempered by a gentle, grateful heart. I am smitten. #reticulatedgiraffe  #giraffecalf  #zoobabiesofinstagram  #silentextinction  #tallestlandmammal  #tallblondes  #penny  #pennylane  #coloradotravel  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #animalbabiesofinstagram  #precocial  #precious  #godscreationisbeautiful  #godscreationisamazing  #zoophotographyoninstagram  #zooanimals  #giraffebaby  #worldgiraffeday  #iamsmitten  #savetheplanet  #savethegiraffes  #extinctionisforever 
One of the massive hailstones left behind after an early morning storm. Unfortunately, lots of property damage also accompanied this storm.

#coloradostorm #hail #hailstones #hailstone #weatherphotographyoninstagram #wow  #yikes #crazyweather  #theskyisfalling #bettertakecover #photography #travel #travelcolorado #coloradophotography
Destructive hail pass through Widefield, Colorado in the wee morning hours of June 13th. This hailstone is just one of hundreds/ thousand? that pummeled my property. 
#hailstone #hailstorm #hail #lookoutbelow #theskyisfalling #weather #coloradoweather #travel #coloradophotography #widefieldcolorado #severeweather #godscreation
Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered in the wild due to loss of habitat. The rainforest they live in is being destroyed by logging companies and palm oil production. Please buy products from companies that produce sustainable palm oil and wood and paper products that carry  the FSC ( Forest Stewardship Council) label. 
#sumatranorangutans #orangutansofinstagram #apesarenotmonkeys #manoftheforest #endangered  #endangeredprimates #endangeredanimals #endangeredspecies #endangeredprimatesofinstagram #zooanimalsofinstgram #cheyennemountainzoo #coloradozoo #coloradotravel #travel #colorado #animalphotography #baka #zoophotographyoninstagram #zooanimals #primatesarenotpets #primates #primatesofinstagram #primateworild
Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered in the wild due to loss of habitat. The rainforest they live in is being destroyed by logging companies and palm oil production. Please buy products from companies that produce sustainable palm oil and wood and paper products that carry the FSC ( Forest Stewardship Council) label. #sumatranorangutans  #orangutansofinstagram  #apesarenotmonkeys  #manoftheforest  #endangered  #endangeredprimates  #endangeredanimals  #endangeredspecies  #endangeredprimatesofinstagram  #zooanimalsofinstgram  #cheyennemountainzoo  #coloradozoo  #coloradotravel  #travel  #colorado  #animalphotography  #baka  #zoophotographyoninstagram  #zooanimals  #primatesarenotpets  #primates  #primatesofinstagram  #primateworild 
Beware of the box! Kasai, a Nile hippopotamus, wasn't taking any chances with what might pop out of the enrichment box. Enrichment is key to happy health animals in human care. Kasai and Zambezi are currently at Dickerson Park Zoo while their new habitat is being built at  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This photograph was taken several years ago before Kasai left for her extended vacation in Missouri. 
#nilehippopotamus #waterhorses #pachyderm #animalenrichment #enrichmentforhippos #zambezi #kasai #Hippopotamus #zooanimals #zoophotographyoninstagram #zoophotography #coloradotravel #colorado #coloradotravel #travel #coloradozooanimal #coloradozoo #colorfulcolorado #amazingcreation #coloradosprings #animalphotography #cheyennemountainzoo #beware #bewareofthebox #allcreatersgreatandsmall #semiaquaticanimal #mammal #herbavore
Beware of the box! Kasai, a Nile hippopotamus, wasn't taking any chances with what might pop out of the enrichment box. Enrichment is key to happy health animals in human care. Kasai and Zambezi are currently at Dickerson Park Zoo while their new habitat is being built at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This photograph was taken several years ago before Kasai left for her extended vacation in Missouri. #nilehippopotamus  #waterhorses  #pachyderm  #animalenrichment  #enrichmentforhippos  #zambezi  #kasai  #Hippopotamus  #zooanimals  #zoophotographyoninstagram  #zoophotography  #coloradotravel  #colorado  #coloradotravel  #travel  #coloradozooanimal  #coloradozoo  #colorfulcolorado  #amazingcreation  #coloradosprings  #animalphotography  #cheyennemountainzoo  #beware  #bewareofthebox  #allcreatersgreatandsmall  #semiaquaticanimal  #mammal  #herbavore 
This male peacock is displaying his beautiful covert feather in hopes of attracting a mate. There is a misconception that these feathers are tail feathers, but in fact they are not. In peafowl species only the males are called peacocks, the females are peahens.

#peacock #peafowl #birdsofinstagram #birdsofafeather #birdsinzoos #birds #covertfeathers #feathers_perfection
#feathers #cheyennemountainzoo #coloradozoo #coloradotravel #travel #colorado #coloradosprings #birdphotography #birdphotographyofinstagram #zooanimalsofinstagram #zoophotographyoninstagram  #colorful #gorgeous #animalphotography #animalkingdom #godscreationisbeautiful #godscreationisamazing
This male peacock is displaying his beautiful covert feather in hopes of attracting a mate. There is a misconception that these feathers are tail feathers, but in fact they are not. In peafowl species only the males are called peacocks, the females are peahens. #peacock  #peafowl  #birdsofinstagram  #birdsofafeather  #birdsinzoos  #birds  #covertfeathers  #feathers_perfection  #feathers  #cheyennemountainzoo  #coloradozoo  #coloradotravel  #travel  #colorado  #coloradosprings  #birdphotography  #birdphotographyofinstagram  #zooanimalsofinstagram  #zoophotographyoninstagram  #colorful  #gorgeous  #animalphotography  #animalkingdom  #godscreationisbeautiful  #godscreationisamazing 
African lions live in prides so the males interact with cubs. Tolerance toward the cubs varies, they may snarl at them or allow them to play with their tail or mane. This photograph was captured several years ago after Abuto's first litter of three cubs were born. Abuto proved to be an excellent father to Boma, Aslan, and Elsa, who will turn three years old in June.

#africanlion #predator #pantheraleo #carnivore #carnivora #felidea #savethelion #boma #abuto #zoobabiesofinstagram #zoophotographyoninstagram #zooanimalsofinstagram #coloradozoo #cheyennemountainzoo #travelcolorado #travelphotographyoninstegram #travel #zoophotography #conservation #lionsofinstagram #lionssp #nofearinlove #amazingcreation #amazingmammals #coloradosprings #godscreationisamazing #fatherhood
African lions live in prides so the males interact with cubs. Tolerance toward the cubs varies, they may snarl at them or allow them to play with their tail or mane. This photograph was captured several years ago after Abuto's first litter of three cubs were born. Abuto proved to be an excellent father to Boma, Aslan, and Elsa, who will turn three years old in June. #africanlion  #predator  #pantheraleo  #carnivore  #carnivora  #felidea  #savethelion  #boma  #abuto  #zoobabiesofinstagram  #zoophotographyoninstagram  #zooanimalsofinstagram  #coloradozoo  #cheyennemountainzoo  #travelcolorado  #travelphotographyoninstegram  #travel  #zoophotography  #conservation  #lionsofinstagram  #lionssp  #nofearinlove  #amazingcreation  #amazingmammals  #coloradosprings  #godscreationisamazing  #fatherhood 
MIA....United States Marine Corps Sergeant Alvin Eugene Morris (family photogragh). He is MIA from a battle that took place on March 26, 1953 on OP's  Reno in the Main Line of Resistance,  which is now very close to the Demilitarized Zone between North Korea and South Korea. The Nevada Cities battle is written about by Lee Balenger in his book "U.S. Marines in Korea, 1953 -  The Final Crucible." Until the political climate changes between North Korea and the United States search and recovery of remains is not possible since North Korea controls the area.

#memorialday #usmcmia #koreanconflict #koreanconflictmia #bringhomemia
#thefinalcrucible #leeballender #nevadacitiesbattle #op'sreno #u.s.marinecorps #demilitarizedzone #koreanconflict #koreanconflictnevadacitiesbattle #familyfirstandalways  #familyforever #history1953 #familyhistoryoninstagram #memorialdayoninstagram
MIA....United States Marine Corps Sergeant Alvin Eugene Morris (family photogragh). He is MIA from a battle that took place on March 26, 1953 on OP's Reno in the Main Line of Resistance, which is now very close to the Demilitarized Zone between North Korea and South Korea. The Nevada Cities battle is written about by Lee Balenger in his book "U.S. Marines in Korea, 1953 - The Final Crucible." Until the political climate changes between North Korea and the United States search and recovery of remains is not possible since North Korea controls the area. #memorialday  #usmcmia  #koreanconflict  #koreanconflictmia  #bringhomemia  #thefinalcrucible  #leeballender  #nevadacitiesbattle  #op 'sreno #u .s.marinecorps #demilitarizedzone  #koreanconflict  #koreanconflictnevadacitiesbattle  #familyfirstandalways  #familyforever  #history1953  #familyhistoryoninstagram  #memorialdayoninstagram