Saturday, August 20, 2011

His Stripes


We went to a safari zoo with our family this week, and it was so much fun!! You drive through, and all the wild animals come up to your car so you can feed them! We went through four buckets of food. The zebras may have been my favorite. The second picture is the zebra with Phil, and the third is me feeding the zebra!! A zebras stripes are like fingerprints, no two zebras have the same stripe pattern. When a zebra has to run away from predators, their stripes make them all blend together, and the hunter is not able to single one out and gets confused. They are considered to be black with white stripes, not white with black stripes. They sleep standing up and a baby can run just one hour after being born. I loved the fact that their stripes continue right up their mane, down their legs and on their tail!
I'm on computer vacation Monday, see you Tuesday!

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
Isaiah 53:5

34 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THey are good looking animals.

Karin said...

I think I've never seen a zebra up that close! Very interesting that their tail even has stripes! Fascinating!

Rose said...

Oh, way cool! I like that their stripes continue, too! I bet this was fun.

SquirrelQueen said...

That looks like fun, I love to see animals close up. I had never noticed the stripes on their tails before. Great shots Ginny, I really like the close up of the eyes.

S. Etole said...

What fun that must have been! And what a timely scripture.

Lynn said...

Oh I would love to photograph zebras. When Terry can walk around a park we are going to Busch Gardens here in Tampa so I can get some very different photography. Love how the animals come up to the car and you can feed them. Excellent post. Enjoy your time off. Thank you for enjoying my Pink Saturday post. Blessings,
Lynn

pam said...

How fun. I loved this post.

Sandra said...

i love that hind in shot of the legs in the next to the last photo. i am sooooo jealous, i want to do this, i want to do this!!!! love it and i thought they were white with black stripes. how far away is this, if i were close i might go broke feeding them

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Did you go to the one by Natural Bridge? It's so much fun. We took Pierce there as his reward for potty training - the twins were only 3 weeks old at the time, but they went too!

Joanne said...

I have never seen zebras that close before! they are so beatiful!I have read and taken comfort in that verse many many times thanks for sharing it on this gorgeous Suday morning!
Blessings, Joanne

Stephanie V said...

What a fun thing to do with kids. I could never figure out how anyone knew whether it was black on white or vice versa. They are so pretty, no matter which.

DawnTreader said...

Wow, that's close :) Are you allowed to feed the animals there? At our zoo visitors are not allowed to do that because it can make the animals sick if they get the wrong thing etc.

Beverly said...

I love those photos. I was watching some TV show that had some zebras, and there was a mama and a baby walking by. That baby was so cute!

Such a wonderful Scripture passage!

Ann said...

oh how fun. I've always liked zebras, I think because they resemble a horse. How many other wild animals were there in this zoo?

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Very nice post. I too, enjoy seeing Zebras. Have a fantastic day and coming week.

Mary said...

Phil looks like he is having a really good time. I hope you have a great day off. Blessings...Mary

Shug said...

I wander who decided that a zebra would be black with white stripes? funny if you think about it...

Great photos..
shug

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny - that is one of my more favorite things int he whole world to do - isn't it wonderful to see the children's faces when the animals come that close?

Anonymous said...

Ginny, These are the BEST photos! I know you all must have really enjoyed this experience together!
Mrs. M. Lane

littlethingsoflife said...

Great post! Zebras are such beautiful animals, and you got lots of good shots. :)

You've even got the stripes going in your blog background, too -- how cool is that!?!

Thanks for the Scripture reminder, also. I thought of it when I first read the title of your post.

Marina said...

Beautiful animal! I would love to go on safari zoo trip :)

♥ Helen said...

Thank you for taking us with you on the trip, I liked to see that beautiful zebra.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

And they are massive feeling to touch unlike a horse, Zebras are rock solid muscle.

Hope you have a blessed few days away.

Glenda said...

What fun to be able to drive through the safari area! Love your photos - and the wonderful Bible verses!

Neal said...

Very interesting!

Fred Alton said...

I loved watching Zebra while living in Africa. In our earliest years of residency we could buy a pass for about $20 to all of Kenya's national parks for our car which included all passengers. Needless to say, I spent many hours watching the wildlife. I was fascinated by the Zebra. They always looked fat - unless they were sick and dying. And there were hundreds and hundreds of them everywhere. Lovely.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

I just found your blog today. I think it is funny we both went to a Safari very recently. My family went August 13th. The Safari I went to was in Pine Mountain, GA. I put pics of zebras on my blog too. The pigs I posted today were from the Safari as well! It's also neat how our photos both reflect Christ:)

missing moments said...

I agree, I love the zebras. Such unique markings they have! You captured some great pictures of them as well Ginny!

Ann said...

I would never have guessed from the first photo.

Have you read the children's story of how the zebra got it's stripes?

Ann said...

That pestle lookilike is not for pounding things. It is used to knock a rythmn for devotees to pray. (I watched that on TV as I have never been inside a temple when they are worshipping) The worship leader knocks on the container.

George said...

These are great pictures of the zebras. It sounds as if you had a great time.

Diana said...

Nice photos, Ginny, and I especially like the closeups. So happy you had a great family outing.

Regina said...

Before I forget, your header is gorgeous!! These are a terrific series too!
I visited lion country safari when I was a teenager before digital..but my favorite were trips we took with family to the San Diego Zoo..as they were more often so more memories. Honolulu Zoo is pretty nice too. Enjoy your afternoon-

Deborah said...

Phil and the zebra!!! What great pictures!
xxoo
Deborah