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An update from the zoo [Jan. 9th, 2008|04:53 pm]
We had a fun trip to the zoo this morning, and mom remembered her camera! The forecast was for rain, but it was actually a lovely -- albeit windy -- day. My friend Alex and I had a total blast, and as a special mom bonus for schlepping me across town, I decided to take a nap this afternoon!!

In the gorilla house, Alex and I were quite taken with the three-year-old gorilla, and she was fascinated by us as well. She was sticking out her tongue at us, and we were doing likewise back to her. In an attempt to capture the moment, Mom and Alex's mom posed the three of us together, but the three of us decided not to oblige. She did manage to get one of all three of us looking at the camera and sticking our tongues out, but fortunately, it was blurry beyond recognition. And then there were about a thousand where one or two were looking at the camera, and the other was looking off into space, and so on. Good times for sure.

We also saw the tiger (of course!!). When we visited the tiger after the San Francisco zoo attack during Wildlights, I didn't feel weird about it, but there were a TON of other people around. Today it was just Mom and me -- we got there before Alex and his mom -- and Mom thought it was a little creepy. I didn't, however, and got out the pennies I'd brought from the house to make her roar.

We saw lots of other animals, too, including the sea horses, which have been off exhibit for a while:

We spent a lot of time in the aquarium because it was a.) warm and b.) always fascinating!

Mom really likes the sharks.

Alex and I really like to run around and yell! (fortunately we had the zoo to ourselves, today)

with an occasional stop to check out the fish:




Here we are riding the croc:



We also saw the rhino,

the water monitor,

the baby langur and it's parents,

(Mom accidentally forgot to turn the flash off on the first picture, but it's the only one where you can really see his face)

and a very cool Eurasian Eagle Owl.