In case you’re just joining us, we’ll actually be at the Buffalo (NY) Zoo today, but I’m behind on my Zoo Updates, so here’s the recap of our April 21st visit to the San Antonio Zoo.
I love these zoo entrance pics. I dream of getting all of them printed out and displayed in some sort of montage-y thing. My only regret is that the woman who took our picture at the Akron Zoo chopped out the word “Zoo” so Gabe retook the pic, but he’s not in it! And what does this have to do with the San Antonio Zoo? Forgive me.
I can never figure out if I want to write about the pictures above or below them. Oh well. This is my friend Emily. We met in BlogLand a couple years ago. She and her hubby, Avery, and their little ones, Shiphrah and Kirk, joined us at the zoo. We love meeting new friends!
This is a gibbon. They were acting C-R-A-Z-Y while we were there. Loved it!
I feel like I get in a rut and always only show you my favorite animals–giraffe, elephant, tiger, gorilla… So, here’s a spectacled bear. Only now I’m having a brain toot and don’t really know if this is actually a spectacled bear at all. I’m going to assume that most of you don’t know either. It’s a spectacled bear. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
I am 95% sure this is a Red Ruffed Lemur. And 99% sure he (she?) hails from Madagascar.
This is me with a goat. I won’t pretend to know what species he is, but he was really soft. And didn’t hurt me.
Nina’s always begging to brush the goats at our hometown Columbus Zoo, and frankly, I’m always trying to dissuade her with talk of tigers and gorillas. Because goats? They’re lame (ish). Try as I might, I just can’t get excited about farm animals (at the zoo, that is–I like them on a farm). Although I do enjoy them more than most reptiles. And all birds.
Now, here’s a goat I can get behind. A wild mountain goat. An ibex, as a matter of fact (if you interpret the word “fact” fairly loosely). This little baby (kid) was so fresh from the womb that his umbilical cord was still dangling. Sweet.
I love getting up close and personal with the animals. I want to say this is a dwarf crocodile. But in the event that it’s something entirely different, I won’t.
The new hippo exhibit was really cool. They’re re-doing all of Africa. I heart Africa. And hippos. But mostly Africa.
This is Emily’s little Shiphrah. I could just eat those cheeks. My days of being a mama to baby cheeks are quickly coming to an end. Sniff. Sob.
Believe it or not, these slim little ladies used to have very pinch-able cheeks. Especially the one on the right. She had rolls and rolls to choose from. This shot is of the very cool butterfly gardens. Again, love the up-close animal encounters. Now, I just need to ride an elephant, hold a baby gorilla and swim with dolphins.
And I know I totally already posted this pic, but I was just so stinkin’ tickled to meet Big Mama. She’s every bit as delightful in real life as she is on her blog.
And that’s it for the San Antonio Zoo! We were hot and tired, but we had a lot of fun and saw some super-cool animals.
Memphis Zoo coming soon, then I’ll be all caught up! Well, besides the six zoos in five days we’re doing rightthisminute. This is so much fun!
Don’t forget to:
1. Pray for David and Amy.
2. RSVP if you can come to the Zoo Party.
4. Encourage someone who needs a kind word today!
Have a good one!