For the last several days, I've been looking for some good old Kansas beef cattle to photograph. I've seen a few, but they were along the Kansas Turnpike as we were speeding by at the 80 or so miles an hour speed limit.
But this little guy, who lives at the Topeka Zoo, will have to do for today's shot. When I first saw him, he was standing so still that I thought I was looking at a statue. Then he started to chew whatever was in his mouth.
When I was growing up in Topeka, the zoo was pretty basic. The most exciting part was Monkey Island, funky home of a bunch of unruly primates who taught the local kids about the facts of life and tried to throw who knows what across the moat to zoo visitors. Now it's a " habitat", no longer coed, and looking a bit more like a tropical rain forest.
The zoo is now larger and has a lot more types of animals living there. And if you find yourself in Topeka on either business or pleasure, I'd highly recommend it as a fun place to visit. The entrance is on 6th Avenue, just west of Gage Boulevard