Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We're going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

I love the Zoo! There was a point in my life where I considered trying to become an exotic animal keeper, but I went with Geography instead. You know, for all the money and glamour. :)

Anyhow, we decided to go to the Wild Animal Park and San Diego. I had so much fun! It's not quite like a Zoo, in that the animals have these huge areas to roam about. A lot of animals ( the non carnivorous ones) are in the same area and interact with each other. Here is a bit of what we saw.



I love giraffes! There are one my favorite animals. At one point they all came running down this hill because it was lunch time. I didn't know they could actually "run" but run they did.







These eagles were injured in the wild so they can't fly. They are kept in a smaller coop, where I guess they just hop around from branch to branch? Poor things.



A wild "Jimmy" in his natural habitat. He was thrilled that I made him take this picture. :)







The lovely San Diego Temple, minus the construction they were doing on it earlier this year. And then my camera died, so that's the end of the trip.




I swear it's not child abuse. She actually fell asleep this way a month ago, holding her paper cup that she loves to play with. While she seemed comfortable as can be, we didn't leave her like this for too long. It looked too painful!

2 comments:

Audrey Spence said...

Sometimes I think we were supposed to be born twins. I was at the zoo yesterday with Chloe and Charlotte thinking about how fun it would have been to be an animal caretaker like I always wanted but went the geography route and only got my associates. Too funny. I was also telling Chloe how badly I want to take a trip to SD to go to sea world and the wild animal park and take Charlotte. I should plan it for Oct though so then I can hit up Julian too for the apple fest! Ah, the good 'ol days! :)

Heather and Spencer said...

I love the zoo and places like that too...kind of strange considering I dont like animals (at least the pet kind). Glad you had a good time! As for Brynlee, does it drive you crazy that you buy nice toys for her and yet, she still loves that paper cup? I swear I am just going to bring cardboard boxes home for Ryan from now on!