A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Friday January 24, 2014.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

What to do on an extremely cold day when the lake is frozen over and the park path's are covered in snow? Well there is a tropical paradise only 25 minutes from Swan Lake Village. The Pavilions of the Toronto Zoo!!! In particular the "African Rainforest Pavilion" and the "Indo-MalayaPavilion". It may be cold outside but these pavilions are very warm and humid in order to duplicate the natural environment of the residents.

Toronto Zoo - African Rainforest Pavilion

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Scred Ibis



Radiated Tortoise
Beautiful pattern on the shell. Two of these Tortoises are resting under a sunlamp to soak in the warmth.

Sacred Ibis
One of the Ibis spread it's wings for a few seconds and each of the other Ibis in the area stretched their wings in turn.

Ring-Tailed Lemur


Toronto Zoo - Indo-Malaya Pavilion

I tried to take a picture of some of the tropical fish but due to the glass and the lighting I ended up taking a picture of both the fish and my reflection in the glass.

Fireback pheasant

Nicobar Pigeon

Fireback pheasant

Sumatra Orangutan

Young Orangutan hugging older one.

Concave-casqued Hornbill

Crested wood partridge




Lesser Indian whistling duck

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