A couple of weeks back Nafisa and I found ourselves at Renie’s house in Chennnai a.ka. IndiBlogger headquarters. The reason for the sudden visit was to visit my Dad who was supposed to undergo an eye operation. Finally, that didn’t happen and it got postponed to June 2nd week.
So what did that leave both of us to do? We had the Sunday off to do anything we wanted. Renie had already planned that we could visit the Vandalur Zoo which has been designed like a National Park near Chennai. And on a Sunday afternoon we put that into action.
We entered the zoo and started tripping on the animals right from the primates area. Below is a photo of a monkey, one of very first sights, probably a langur or a lion tailed macaque.
He/she was a quite bugger and quite far off to take good pictures.
The next was a big attraction near the entrance. The chimps were on an uproar and there was some kind of territory confrontation happening between two different groups of two chimps each. So there was so much shouting and stress in the chimp camp that there was a huge crowd just to witness this.
Next were the birds which Renie normally doesn’t visit. But I like to trip on the birds too, so we went looking at the birds. Some of the interesting ones below:
A white peafowl / peacock.
And then some mean looking Indian Bisons – also called Gaur.
Above, a mother and calf.
And then, the Royal Bengal Tiger. He was really far off to get a decent shot.
And then, the MAIN REASON why Renie wanted to go to Vandalur zoo, the White Tiger. Wow, this guy was a very good specimen with a majestic look. He walked around and put on a show for us, almost daring us to come inside. Damn good stuff.
We spent quite a long time with the White Tiger before leaving for home. On the way, we said hi to the Asian Elephants.
And, as usual, the best photos were taken with Renie’s Nikon. A sample given below:
Visit Renie’s Vandalur Zoo pictures at flickr for some amazing photos. And my pictures from flickr as a slideshow below: