Upper Saguenay, Lac St. Jean
Sadly, I have no photos of the lake
to show you. It rained the whole time we were in this region. The lake was, for the most
part, a misty gray blur. But, we still had a great time, particularly at the Zoo Sauvage
in St. Felicien. At the Zoo Sauvage, the animals roam free while the people viewing them
are caged. You take a train ride through the park, which is set up to accommodate typical
northern animals from Canada, such as moose, elk, and bears.
The combination of the dark, wet weather and
the moving train was not conducive to obtaining good photographs. I have a lot of photos
from Zoo Sauvage, but most of them are not display quality! The ones that came out best
were those I took while following the "snack" man on his rounds of the animals
in enclosures. The polar bear was one of my favorites. He was fat, lush, and healthy.
After supping on small fish, he decided to play in his pool, quite entertaining those few
of us still braving the weather to walk around the park.
You wouldn't want to meet this guy in a dark alley. But at
a distance, this grizzly bear was quite charming, even standing up to "beg"
for apples and other goodies being thrown his way by the snack man.
|There were a couple of bears in the
enclosurehusband and wife? Doesn't this one look like the model for the bear in
Disney's Song of the South?
This far north, the trees
are predominantly pines and aspens, which created a lovely fall mosaic of dark and light
greens and yellow. This was the view from a bridge in the park.
Even grizzly bears pose sometimes!