Päev loomaaias // Zoo (2)

Alustame sealt, kust eelmine kord pooleli jäi.
Mäletan kui algklassides käisime klassiga loomaaias ning meie giidiks oli samuti Turovski. Väga palju ei mäleta sellest käigust, kuid see on meeles, kuidas ta šimpansiga viipekeelt rääkis. Šimpans muidugi ei tahtnud eriti vastata, kui ligi 30 silmapaari teda vahtisid, lihtsalt moe pärast rehmas korra käega.
Eile kohtasime aga kolme vahvat šimpansit, kes laisalt pikutasid. Neil on ilmselt rohkem hobisid kui mul, kuna vabal ajal tegelevad nad maalimisega ning neil kõigil on lemmik telekanalid – jah, neil on suurem teler kui meil on kunagi olnud.
Pilte oli tsipa keeruline teha, kuna enamus ajast puhkasid nad oma platvormil, mille juurest oli klaas ära mäkerdatud.

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Let’s start where we finished yesterday.
Once in elementary school we went to the zoo and Turovski was our guide. I don’t remember much from it but I do remember how he started to speak sign language with the chimpanzee. Of course, who wants to answer while 30 pairs of curious eyes are staring at you. He answered something in the end but he wasn’t very thrilled though. 

Yesterday we met three charming buddies. It seems like they have more hobbies than I do – in their spare time they draw pictures, mostly with crayons. One is very artistic, she only uses colors that go together well. She refuses to give away her painting before she thinks it’s ready. Turovski told than when she’s drawing and you offer her a raisin for her work, she merely takes notice of you. If you coax her with more tempting offers, such as a whole bundle of bananas, she tears her painting into pieces because of the pressure to give away her unfinished masterpiece – she just can not. 
Another artist-ape is more into business – she could draw a quick scribble and come to you to trade her work for a raisin. 

They also have a bigger TV than I have ever had. Every chimpanzee has it’s own favorite TV channel. 

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Troopika majast lahkudes külastasime tiigrit. Esialgu ta pikutas märjas liivas ning hiljem muutus pisut närviliseks, kui väikeste laste kilgete saatel lähenesid inimestegrupid.

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After the tropical house we went to see the tiger. First he sprawled in the wet sand but he became bit nervous when groups with shrieking little children approached. 

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Jõudsime elevantide aediku juurde täpselt õigel ajal. Tundub, et ta oli oma londile viga teinud.
Kas teadsid, et elevandid kõnnivad kikivarvukil? 🙂

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We got to the elephant yard exactly on time. Seems like the big fella had a little accident with its trunk.
Fun fact: Elephants walk on their toes!

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Kui kaslaste sugukonda kuuluva karakali juurde jõudsime, saime osa millestki põnevast… ja õudsest. Talle oli lõunasöögiks toodud elus merisiga. Üldiselt käitus ta sarnaselt hiire püüdnud kodukassiga – toksas käpaga ja ninaga, et too jälle eest jookseks ja kui see ei aidanud, andis lihtsalt obaduse. Selleks ajaks oli ilmselt merisea selgroog vigastatud, kuna ta liigutas vaid keha ülemist poolt.
Mõne aja pärast ilmus ka teine karakal ning siis oli mänglev käitumine justkui pühitud. Ta valvas ja peitis oma saaki ning teine üritas läheneda ja ka oma osa saada.

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When we reached the caracal from felinae subfamily, it was it’s lunch time. He was given a alive guinea-pig and acted quite similar to domestic cat – played with his prey, pushed it with its paw and nose so it would show some activity and if that didn’t help then gave a good kick. It took some time for the caracal to understand that the game was over – he injured guinea-pig’s spine and his prey was only able to move it’s forelegs.
After a while another caracal appeared and games ended momentarily, at least as long as the newcomer was dangerously close. He hided and guarded his catch while the other one trapsed around and wished to have his morsel as well. 

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Meil õnnestus ära näha terve jääkarude perekond – isa Nord, ema Friida ja nende poeg Nora. Emast ja pojast (kes pole enam nii väike midagi) oli raske pilti saada, sest nad aina tegelesid millegiga.
Isane aga lösutas niisama ja nautis ilma.

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We were lucky that day and saw the whole polar bear family – papa Nord, mama Friida and their cup Nora. Mother and cup were constantly doing something and it was hard to get a proper picture. Nord, however, was just resting and enjoying the weather. 

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Sellestki korrast on mitmeid loomi, kellest rääkida ning 2.mai külastame loomaaeda taas. Kuigi tundub, et kolmaski kord on vajalik. Üritan enne järgmist külastust ühele poole saada juba nähtud loomadega. Järgmise korrani!

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There are still several animals I would like to talk about but already on 2nd May we’re heading back to the zoo. Although it feels like third time is necessary as well.. and fourth..etc. 
I’ll try to talk a bit about most of the animals we saw last time (and had a chance to take a picture) before the next visit. 
Bye!

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Päev loomaaias // Zoo

See semester võtsin koolis etoloogia loengu, mida annab meile Aleksei Turovski. Peale selle, et ainet annab suurepärase jutustamisoskusega inimene, on aine ise ka üllipõnev. Seoses ainega kutsus Turovski meid ka loomaaeda. Loomulikult ei plaaninudki seda võimalust kasutamata jätta ning nii me siis eeskujulikult kohale laekusimegi. Ilm oli küll vihmane ja tuuline, kuid see-eest olid väljas mitmed loomad, kes muidu end palavuse ja päikese eest peidavad.
Turovski pisut rääkis loomadest ning andis juhiseid, milliseid loomi võib just sellise ilmaga kohata ning millal eelistab keegi puurist välja ronida.

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This semester I took ethology course by Aleksei Turovski (one of the greatest names in that era). Lecturer is excellent in storytelling and subject itself is fascinating. In addition to theory he invited us to Tallinn Zoo where he works. It was raining and bit windy, so he gave us instructions which animals to visit with this specific weather.

Mitmeid loomi ei olnudki näha, kuna nad peitsid end vihma eest. Kuid krabistamise peale piilus nii mõnigi. Meid vaatasid need hirved sama uudishimulikult, kui meie neid.

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Some animals didn’t bother to come out in the rain. Few of them peeked out of the doors when someone was passing. For example these deer were looking at us as curiously as we were looking at them.
Bambi, is that you…?

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Õnnestus ka kohata ühte vahvat tüügassiga, kes muidu niisama nina oma majakesest välja ei pista. Kui kuulis varest kraaksumas, pistis pea ukse vahelt välja, vaatas ringi ning kui mõni tema hinnangu kohaselt uskumatult nahaalne vares oli maandunud härrase territooriumile, siis ta pool jooksuga peletas linnu ära ja suundus maja poole tagasi.

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We had a chance to meet one swell warthog. He didn’t show himself much, only when it was absolutely necessary – when some impertinent crows landed on his territory, he almost ran to scare them away.

He kind of reminded Pumbaa. 

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Hüljestega tegid tutvust juba perekond kahe väikese lapsega. Hülged aina ujusid ringiratast vee all ning tulid korraks vaid ninaotsaga vee peale hingama ja turtsuma. Kui perekond lahkus, muutusid hülged justkui rõõmsamaks ja sõbralikumaks. Nüüd nad juba ujusid julgemalt veepinnal ning jõllitasid meid. Üks lõpuks istus lihtsalt oma sabale ja pistis pea veest välja ning jõllitas mind.

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When we reached the seal pond, one family with little children was already there. Seals were swimming circles, only came to surface to breathe and snort. As the family leaved, seals became more friendly. They swam a little, then started to peek at me and Timo. Then one just sat on its tail with its head out of the water, goggling me. 

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Mäletan, et Turovski kunagi loengus mainis, et vahel on neil probleeme kahjuritega (loomaaed siiski). Õnnestus näha ka ühte sõbrakest.

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I remember Turovski mentioning about the problem with rodents. We saw one chubby rat. 

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Kui jalutasime mööda lõvi alast, otsustas ka proua end välja ajada.

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As we were passing the lions yard, madam decided to show herself as well. 

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Peale seda suundusime troopikamajja. Ma muidugi unustasin kaamerale panna läbi klaasi pildistamiseks programmi, seega klõpsisin uduseid kogusid ja peegeldusi. Paar tükki tuli välja ka.
Pildile sain võtta väikseima sealoleva krokodilli. Suurim oleks saanud mind ühe ampsuga alla neelata, aga tema pikutas sügaval vees ning ei saanud pilti teha.

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After that we headed to tropical house. Of course i forgot to change settings so I just took pictures of reflections and blurry shapes through the glass. Few of them came out almost OK. 

It was possible to see the smallest crocodile there, the biggest one was in the bottom of his pond. He was big enough to eat me with one bite. 

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Mu lemmiktegelased olid kääbus marmosetid, kes nii vahvalt ringi kalpsasid.

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My favourite fellas were dwarf marmosets.

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Lõpetame postituse ühe armsa musiga. Küll šimpansi musi.

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Let’s ende this post with a sweet kiss. Chimpanzee kiss. 

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Ei jaksagi kohe kõike kirja panna. Teine kord jälle!

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There’s still a lot to write about that day. Until next time!