Below, a platypus emerging from an egg.
A peacock in full display.
A whole herd of elephants were grazing on the shore of Lake Ontario.... this is the baby of the family......
.... but I hope he's watching out for the leopards and the tigers. They look hungry.
........ and of course, the Antarctic to see the penguins.
For those of you who like numbers:
68 days to transport the materials from Zigong, China, and to construct the sets.
64 Master Craftsmen to build them.
280,000 metres of silk.
Over 95 tons of steel for the frames.
150 12 litre containers of weather resistant glue.
Over 16 km of electrical wire.
6 generators providing 1,215,000 watts of electricity.
32 lantern installations total including 300 animal lanterns.
When this show is over in October, all the lanterns will be destroyed, and work begins on a new set for 2009.
For Chinese Lanterns Part 1 - scroll down.