Yesterday I went to the Vienna zoo. They say it's the oldest zoo in the world.
There was a cold and penetrating breeze and many animals wisely chose to stay indoors.
My favourite animals are the primates. Maybe we are more similar than we care to think.
Four Colobus Monkeys share an enclosure with about twenty Meerkats. Everyone appears to get on well together.
The Meerkats were outside in the morning but when I returned at midday they had gone underground. I waited a while but they didn't return. Perhaps they were sleeping.
The baby Colobus often peers over the edge of the platform or tries to climb higher.
Now and then one of the parents stretches out a protective arm and gently guides the inexperienced youngster away from potential danger.
A lady told me the Orangutang I photographed is called Vladimir.
There are four Orangutans living together. Vladimir has just filled his cup with fresh water from a tap on the wall behind him.
He sips his water slowly, taking care not to spill it. Then he goes for a walk and a 'think'.
Lastly a look at those cold weather specialists the Humboldt Penguins who are clearly enjoying themselves.