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April 11: Korkeasaari 1

After Temppeliaukio we headed on to Korkeasaari (High Island), which although it's very close to Katajanokka as the crow flies, is roundabout to reach by bus.

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Well played on the ticket window speakholes.

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A dendramphitheater.

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Looking back from Korkeasaari proper to the bridge across to Mustikkamaa (Blueberry Land), another island where the visitors' center to the zoo actually is.

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Sleepy owl. Too bright out not to be.

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Peacocks are still pretty great even though I've seen many.

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A neat old cage not yet inhabited for the season.

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A primate of some sort inside the tropical building.

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Bamboo is the best building material.

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Scarlet ibises.

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A toucan whose center of gravity seems too far back to be balanced.

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That turtle is all about getting a shell tan.

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A rather substantial snake.

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Tomato frog! Adorable.

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These guys are cute too. I can't remember what they are.

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Flamingos' legs look prosthetic, especially the knee bulb.

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The symbol of both Finland and Russia, sniffing at a turf.

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Slightly sandwiched seagulls.

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I wonder if the glass is really strong enough to withstand an enraged bear.

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Eagle net.

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Bices.

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Pergolas through the large-animal area.