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[PHOTO] Seventeen photos of the Great Panda Experience at the Toronto Zoo (@thetorontozoo)

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The Giant Panda Experience at the Toronto Zoo</u< is certainly well-publicized, and well-organized. After passing through the gates of the zoo, you are directed to the panda exhibit nearby, through some gates to the temporary exhibit hall. There, visitors are directed past a series of displays about giant panda life—their food, their shrinking range, the tools and techniques used to save them, and their breeding—before being channelled towards the pandas’ display area.

Going to see the pandas of the Toronto Zoo #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #sign #latergram

Gift shop #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #plush #giftshop #latergram

To the Giant Panda Experience #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #gate #giantpandaexperience #latergram

The Giant Pandas #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #sign #chineselanguage #latergram

First Giant Panda Cubs #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #sign #gate #latergram

Chinese Animal Symbols #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #zodiac #zodiacsigns #china #astrology #chineselanguage #gate #latergram

Towards the exhibition hall #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"Pandas Are What They Eat" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #sign #bamboo #chineselanguage #latergram

A daily ration of 42 to 64 kilograms #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #bamboo #chineselanguage #latergram

Vet gear #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #bamboo #chineselanguage #latergram

"Play, Eat, and Sleep Like A Panda" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"The Panda Predicament" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #china #maps #extinction #latergram

Changing bamboo forest #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #china #bamboo #forest #latergram//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

"Breeding success story" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"Playful panda cubs" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"Giant Pandas this way" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #gate #latergram

As if through bamboo #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #gate #bamboo  #latergram

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Written by Randy McDonald

December 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm

[CAT] Three cat links: Siberian cats, declaring in Canada, Cat People

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  • Bored Panda shares photos of the gorgeous Siberian cats that populate a farm deep in Russian Asia, here.
  • Will Saskatchewan be the next Canadian province, after Nova Scotia, to ban the declawing of cats? Global News reports.
  • This New York Times profile of Julius Motal, a photographer doing a documentary on cat culture, really catches my interest.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm

[CAT] Shakespeare, turning back

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Shakespeare, turning back #toronto #shakespeare #cats #caturday #catsofinstagram #catstagram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 16, 2017 at 7:30 am

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[PHOTO] Twenty photos of Vikings: The Exphibition (#vikingsto)

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Vikings: The Exhibition, currently at the Royal Ontario Museum, provides a great overview of the civilization of the Norse. The Vikings’ military history is deemphasized in favour of a perspective focused on their material artifacts and their experiences as a trading civilization. I strongly recommend it.

Vikings! #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #latergram

Crowd #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #latergram

"Where did the Vikings live?" #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #maps #europe #canada #vinland #latergram

Trade goods #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #sweden #tradegoods #blacksea #redsea #ireland #coptic #latergram

Irish cross #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #sweden #ireland #cross #latergram

Buddha in miniature #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #sweden #buddha #buddhism #statue #latergram

Pendant, Thor's hammer #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #sweden #scania #thor #hammer #pendant #jewelry #latergram

Showing signs of hard living #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #skeleton #latergram

Drinking horn #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #drinkinghorn #latergram

Replica boat #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #boats #latergram

Beads #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #beads #jewelry #bronze #glass #gold #latergram

Beads #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #beads #jewelry #bronze #glass #gold #latergram

Pendant, Thor's hammer with crosses #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #pendant #jewelry #thor #hammer #cross #latergram

Valkyrie pendants #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #sweden #vikings #pendant #jewelry #valkyrie #latergram

Ghost ship, with nails (3) #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #sweden #vikings #boats #nails #latergram

Assorted jewelry #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #scandinavia #jewelry #latergram

In glass #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #glass #latergram

Coinage #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #coins #coinage #money #latergram

Rune stone, copy #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #rune #runestone #sweden #latergram

Reconstructed Viking sail pattern #toronto #royalontariomuseum #vikingsto #vikings #boats #sail #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

[PHOTO] Guess who is going to New York City in January?

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Guess who is going to New York City in January? #toronto #newyorkcity #travel #megabus #ticket #newyork #unitedstates

This will be fun.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

[PHOTO] Looking up from the Market Level at The Three Watchmen

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777 Bay Street, a thirty-story tower attached to the main building of College Park in 1984, may be architecturally unadventurous. Its atrium does serve as a wonderful display area for Haida artist Robert Davidson‘s The Three Watchmen, the glass and mirrors of the atrium interior contrasting nicely with the carved wood.

Looking up from the Market Level #toronto #collegepark #777bay #atrium #mirror #glass #totempole #architecture #design

Written by Randy McDonald

December 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

[PHOTO] Twenty-four more photos of Ripley’s Aquarium

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This is the third and final photo post from Ripley’s Aquarium, following Monday and Tuesday.

The last portion of the tour through Ripley’s was, for me, perhaps the most memorable. The clownfish, the lionfish, the cute cuttlefish (look hard!), the scarlet cleaner shrimp manicure and the bamboo shark petting, the complex life support technology, the glowing jellyfish—all stood out. Even the goldfish in their neat clean tanks inside the entry were worthy of attention, and memory.

Clownfish (1) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #clownfish #latergram

Clownfish (2) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #clownfish #latergram

Lionfish (2) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #lionfish #latergram

Lionfish (3) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #lionfish #latergram

Electric eel (1) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #eel #electriceel #latergram

Electric eel (2) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #eel #electriceel #latergram

Cuttlefish (1) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #cuttlefish #cephalopod #camouflage #latergram

Cuttlefish (3) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #cuttlefish #cephalopod #camouflage #latergram

Hiding #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #green #latergram

Scarlet cleaner shrimp (1) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #shrimp #scarletcleanershrimp #latergram

Scarlet cleaner shrimp (2) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #shrimp #scarletcleanershrimp #manicure #latergram

Quiet glitter #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #latergram

Stingrays (1)#toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #rays #stingray #latergram

Stingrays (3) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #rays #stingray #latergram

Jellyfish (2) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #jellyfish #latergram

Jellyfish (4) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #jellyfish #latergram

Life support (1) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #lifesupport #latergram

Life support (4) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #lifesupport #latergram

Bamboo shark (2) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #shark #bambooshark #latergram

Bamboo shark (3) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #shark #bambooshark #latergram

Black stingray #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #fish #black #stingray #rays #latergram

Across the lagoon surface #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #lagoon #latergram

Goldfish (2) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #tank #goldfish #koi #latergram

Goldfish (4) #toronto #ripleysaquarium #aquarium #tank #goldfish #koi #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 13, 2017 at 9:15 am