By March 31, 2009

Zoo visit

I had planned on writing about finishing the Power Half Hour program, or about my dog Porter making it through a minor procedure that required general anesthesia, but with my family here and some other stuff I am just too exhausted to do a full post.

So, you’re going to get pictures of my trip to the local zoo with my family 🙂

I love primates, but seeing them in the zoo tends to make me sad. Today, I got to contrast this guy:

with this guy:
it’s hard to tell, but the guy with the stick was somersaulting forward over and over again. He was really cute, and it was amazing watching his gymnastic routine.
Battle lemurs!! A lot of the animals were behind chain link fence, so getting clear shots of them was tough. These little dudes were tussling around and hopping all over the place. The smaller one would scale the fence and then jump on the larger one. My niece and I laughed a lot.
The Galapagos turtles were great. I think there were four of them at the zoo. This one was happy to smile for me as I took his picture.
My parents like the giraffes the most. They fed them zoo treats from a vending machine. I liked watching this pair nuzzle up.
Chimps are awesome. They live in a wooden fort with a big ass moat. The moat keeps them from escaping, I reckon. This guy was sitting all by himself, watching the rest of the chimps hang out.
This is Raja, one of the zoo’s two white tigers. Apparently he lost his mate last year and has been kinda sad. There are two new tigers in there with him now, a normal-colored bengal and the aforementioned white one. Raja was very regal.
Most penguins don’t live in cold climates, but it’s hard to shake the image of them surrounded by icebergs and ball-shrinkingly cold water.
The zoo had several peacocks just roaming around. I was a little nervous for them: they serve as a cheap clean-up crew and eat everyone’s leftover bread, candy, and whatnot. They seemed healthy enough, though.
It was warm the whole day, with a slight breeze. The weather was great, and by the time I was done walking around the zoo with my family I was ready to crash out like this ‘roo.
I put the “Nifty Fifty” on and messed around taking pictures with niece. I was fake serious here; you can see her laughing in the background.

I took over 350 pictures today. I enjoyed it. I wish some of the exhibits didn’t have the chain link fence in the way, but what are you going to do? I wish we had more time to spend there, but my stepfather had a conference call to attend and I had to pick Porter up from the vet. I look forward to going back.

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3 Comments on "Zoo visit"

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  1. Starbuck says:

    Can I go next time?
    I haven’t been to the zoo since I was a kid 🙂

  2. Ed says:

    He hasn’t taken you yet? He and I went twice last week…

  3. Starbuck says:

    What type of zoo are you talking about 🙂