Zoo News

January 07, 2006

Our orange zoos took a tumble yesterday, and when I went to replace them I realized that two little faces had spread onto the bottom rock and with the fall were now separated. I don't know whether it's stress or (hopefully!) a permanent change, but the two new guys have much darker centers than their older counterparts. The original zoos' centers are concentric rings of lavendar and tan, and the new are very dark brown and a deeper lavendar. The outside fringe is also more brown than bright orange.

You can see the difference here:

The picture on the right is looking down on them from above, so it's far less clear due to surface water movement, but you can really see the difference from a distance. The new zoos are down and to the left of the big zoo rock. (If you look closely, you can also see an earlier group of orange zoos to the top left of the main rock, and a small group of yellow and pink sunflower zoos to the lower right.)


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