Sunday, September 25, 2011
Today we went to the zoo! Conan and I met Jon, Nadege and Chloe and spent the day checking out all the animals. We had a great time. One special highlight was seeing the tundra wolves hunting squirrels right next to the viewing spot at their exhibit. I've never even glimpsed the wolves before, my understanding is that they stay hidden a lot of the time. But not today! We also had a lot of fun watching the gorillas. There was a young one, not exactly a baby - call it a toddler - who was nursing when we arrived at the viewing station. It was such a sweet and loving moment to see between mama and child. Very human, for lack of a better word. Another gorilla came right up to the glass, sat down, and made faces and interacted with the kids for quite some time. We also enjoyed feeding the birds in the parrot house, watching the elephants being fed, and watching the penguins swimming in their pools. We saw snakes, toads, lizards (including komodo dragons), turtles, lions, tigers, kangaroos, meerkats, bears, eagles, fish, and lots of different kinds of monkeys.
I'm exhausted, but in a very good way. It's been a year since we last visited the zoo. I hope we go again sooner next time!