Ball python

Ball python, Cuddles, sticks his tongue out to investigate. Image taken at the San Francisco Zoo.

Cuddles definitely deserved his name. He is a very sweet Ball python.

 

goat
AAhh! I can never quite reach it! A goat at the West Coast Game Park Safari in Bandon, Oregon.

 

elephant seal

An elephant seal at Ano Nuevo in California. Ano Nuevo is a protected breeding site for these marine mammals and one of my favorite places to explore nature.

monkey and anteater

The yummy rice milk was meant for Rosie, the anteater. But this mischievous monkey wouldn't let her have it all to herself. Image taken at Pilpintuwasi, in the Amazon rain forest near Iquitos, Peru.

Pilpintuwasi is a fantastic refuge for orphaned and abandoned wildlife. The monkeys are free to come and go, but they usually will stay and hang out here. They are very used to humans. Here’s a link to find out more about Pilpintuwasi.

Butterfly

The curly mouthparts on the butterfly's face is called a proboscis. It unrolls and sucks up food like drinking through a straw. Image taken at Pilpintuwasi, in the Amazon rain forest near Iquitos, Peru.