Solitary is being alone or without companion, something along those lines. I find it hard to be solitary sometimes but then at times, its a refreshing experience. When its for self-reflection or “me” time is it still considered being in solitude? I think so. I actually think in general animals are the expert at it, especially those in their natural habitats or have already adapted to the environment around them.
A woodpecker in the quiet of the woods just pecking away and trying to build his new home! I’m serious his pecking sound radiated from where I stood. There was a few other birdwatchers next to me and we were all just quietly standing at the bottom of a few trees further and just admiring its beauty, scared to bother it.
A porcupine sleeping in its tree despite all its audience (in Biodome). I guess it is used to it and just enjoys the little time it creates for itself.
A beaver is by itself (also at Biodome) and enjoying a little swim in the water(upper picture)
While on the bottom at the Zoo Sauvage St Felicien, we had the inside view of a beaver alone in its dam (the 2nd picture above)
It was quarantined there after it was captured. I guess it ended up having a home there as it was there when I went in 2009.
I always thought he looked so sad sitting there, seeming like he wanted to get out and just be outside in nature but its claimed that he is domesticated.