Austin Aquarium – Rainbow Lorikeets

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My all time favorite creatures at the Austin Aquarium are the Rainbow Lorikeets.  They love to examine you and your belongings up close.  They will land on you in a friendly way and check you out.  They seem to be always in motion, making it challenging to get a good photo.  My small camera is interesting to them, so they usually want to experience it by touching it with their beaks.  I will normally try to spend as much time as possible inside their enclosure at the Aquarium.  It is so much fun to hang out with these awesome birds.

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Austin Aquarium II

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The Austin Aquarium is always a fun place to visit.  My favorites today were the Clownfish and the Rainbow Lorikeets.  I could watch the Clownfish play around the Sea Anemone for hours as they swim in and out of the tentacles.  The Lorikeets are also very playful, but in a much different way.  They will fly over to greet you, perch on your hand for a while, and pose for a photo or two.  When it becomes feeding time, they gather around the bowl and all partake of dinner in a mostly orderly fashion.  These creatures and the others at the Aquarium make for a great day.

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San Antonio Aquarium

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This place is relatively small, but full of wonder.  My favorite creatures today were the two free range turtles.  One was “running” laps around the gift shop and the other one was having his way with the kids birthday area.  They were both pretty large and not at all shy when it came to bumping you out of their way if you were caught in their path.  The San Antonio Aquarium also had a Mermaid, Dinosaurs, Lorikeets, Seahorses, Manta Rays, a Pacific Octopus, Jellyfish, and plenty of other cool stuff.  It is a great place to spend an afternoon.

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