Today the weather was cooler than usual after raining off and on all weekend so I grabbed Mom and headed to the Zoo. I had so much fun last week with Claudine that I couldn't wait to do it again. I actually was telling the Pastor about Claudine's adventure yesterday and she thought that it was a GREAT idea and even suggested that when the weather cools down in a few months that we organize a "Zoo Day" for the "Big Kids" in the Church that want to go. We have several 'Big Kids' in our church and plenty of potential "Pushers" so the only question would be how many wheelchairs the Zoo would rent to us!
Almost the first thing we saw when we went in to the Zoo was this Peacock. He was actually turning and walking in circles in the pathway as if he was 'Posing' for everyone to get pictures.
I heard several people commenting that they had never heard of a white Peacock. I am one of them.
Our first stop was the Children's Zoo so that we could feed the Lorikets. The attendant told us that the birds can actually remove the lids on the little nectar cups if you don't do it fast enough to suit them. I TRIED 3 times to get a picture of them getting the lid off but they are FAST!! 1.5 seconds they can remove the lid drop it, and start drinking!
This little Fella was more interested in licking my arm! He walked all the way from my shoulder to my wrist licking the whole way. It is a VERY weird feeling. I am just glad that I had not put on any sunscreen yet.
Having three of them on my hand at once was fun until they started fighting over the Nectar. The more they fought the tighter they dug their toes into my hand! OUCH!!
I had Mom take this picture of my outfit. I wore it to Church yesterday because it was 'Casual Sunday'. One of my very good friends told me that I looked "Hot!" I know that I feel "Hot" when I wear these jeans.
I apologize for this shot, but I LOVE the pockets. The gold and white embroidery on the pockets reads "Diva"
It was almost perfect weather. Every time it started getting too warm, the breeze would start blowing just enough to cool us off, or we would come to a shady part of the walkway.
At first I thought that this Grizzly Bear was playing with a big chunk of ice, but when I got closer it was just a big hollow piece of plastic.
He was nice enough to get out of the water and stroll around for pictures so that you can see how big he is.
Evidently we got to the Gorilla Enclosure at naptime. These guys were VERY relaxed!
This deer was VERY alert because the wolves in the next enclosure were very agitated and noisy. This male stood there just like this the whole time we watched, standing between the Does and the wolves. I tried several times to get a picture of the wolves but they were moving so fast that all I got was their habitat.
There is a wolf in the center of this picture but he is hard to make out.
We never did figure out why the wolves were so agitated.
These Elk were not far away but not the least interested in the disturbance with the wolves.
This is Mom looking at a re-creation of Turner Falls which is in the southern part of the state. The little purple lunch bag on the back of her chair is my lunch. Since I discovered that there are virtually NO healthy options for lunch when I was there last week, I brought my own Yogurt, an Apple, and a bottle of Fat Free Milk. I also discovered that when you buy a Souvenir Glass~which I did last week~you can bring it back every time you visit the zoo and get refills for 50 cents, but ice water is FREE!!
We were tired but happy when we left after a little over three hours. I know there were some things that we missed so there will definitely be more Zoo Blogs in the future. Sometime in the Fall look for the Big Kids Day at the Zoo with more of my friends from Church like PATSYJO46 and SGEOBEV. I may even try to drag ANNASPARKY along with us.