This was the third visit. When I mentioned who wants to go and drive around some golf carts? My husband and daughter knew where we were heading. We do not golf, but we LOVE driving the golf carts around Shalom.
Any wildlife park that we end up at, one thing is for certain; the animals are always fed well. My husband saves 3 bags of corn just so he can feed the elk a fair amount at this park.
For some reason, elk do not like me. They buck, snort, and stomp at me. Could be that I am the only one without corn and always seem to be waving a large cannon in front of their faces? Maybe…
Either way, my family finds it amusing that the elk seem to dislike me.
On this visit, there was a new addition; a camel. It kept sneaking kisses as my husband would look away. Looks like my DH has a new love in his life.
I squealed with excitement when I spotted a ground squirrel while the rest of my family was feeding the whitetail deer. I have never seen one in my neck of the woods. It was a great pleasure to capture him/her, the stains on the knees of my capris were most certainly worth it to get this shot.
We stopped off to see the fallow deer, too. I love the look of them because their smaller frame build and spots remind me of baby fawn.
The wolves are just plain gorgeous! When they come out… it is hit or miss. We came back multiple times over the course of the day to check to see if we could spot them.
Finally, the moment I had been waiting for. The tepid foal was born. Momma did well. She kept dad away from the little guy, for the entire time I was there. His first steps on his wobbly legs, were precious! It was tough to get really good shots of the little one. Momma kept him well protected in the pines.
The sanctuary named the little guy, Patience. A fitting name.
It was a wonderful kick-off to my Mother’s Day weekend! A Foal is Born Mothers Day Weekend and from one mother to another; Happy Mother’s Day momma Tepid.