Spent the whole day at the zoo, moving through in a group. We were with members of ASIFA - an organization for animators. I enjoyed listening to them discuss animation-related topics such as Jurassic Park's special effects, and animation software.
We started by the river otter - this otter was relaxing in the corner. Occasionally the otter rolled and glided through the water next to the glass in front of us.
We also spent a lot of time with the elephants. This elephant was inside, eating from a high bucket. He circled around the interior enclosure, always returning to a similar position, making it easier to draw him.
The last thing I drew was this monitor lizard. It was a slow mover. It sometimes moved its head from side to side, surveyed the scene, and darted out its forked tongue.
I have posted these and other zoo sketches from the day at my blog: http://rrrollybag.wordpress.com.