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Sunset Zoo -- Meerkats & Coatimundi

Sunset Zoo Photo, Manhattan, Kansas

What could be more thrilling than a couple of little meerkats so close that, but for the glass, you could reach out and touch them? What captured my fancy even more was the way they placed their little hands up on the glass as if wanting to touch me as much as I wanted to touch them.

The coatimundi were also quite entertaining. They seemed to be extremely interested in reaching through their fence to pick the flowers growing outside. Isn't that the way it always is -- grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

The animals at this zoo seemed very well attended to. They had ample space to move about and live their lives. And even though the zoo is designed for people to view the wildlife, it is moreso designed to meet the needs of the wildlife. This meant that in some instances it was not always easy to spot all of the animals. They had the opportunity to move off into private quarters as they desired.

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