Saturday, March 8, 2008

Another Quiet Day.../Zoo

...so instead of boring you with the simpleness of my Saturday, I shall dig back into the 'archives' of my photos. At the end of February, i made a visit to the Zoo. I'd been putting it off, because I was spoilt growing up in St. Louis. Spoilt in the fact that our Museums and other attractions are subsidized and therefore are free. Science Center, Zoo, Art Museum, etc.

So I finally bit the proverbial bullet and made a visit. There are things I liked about it and there are things I miss about my own zoo. I really wish a panda (my all-time favorite zoo animal) lived here, but I'll settle for the baby giraffe and elephant. I mean, how cute are they?

Seated Giraffe


Baby Elephant Smile


The giraffe was insanely curious and was not shy. He came right up to the two-way glass in their feed loft. He was also pretty darn adorable. I've more pictures at flickr and even more in my HD.

The elephant really wanted to play but his adult companions didn't want to. He finally settled down on the dirt pile for a nap, but kept playing around with the dirt as evidenced in the picture above.

I swear I spent most of my time there at those two paddocks. I really must go at another time when the animals are more active. Most of the other residents were napping. Perhaps I should ask when the best time was. Probably right when it opens.

At any rate, I should give in and give it another try. I really wish they had more sea lions... two is pathetic in comparison to the several we have in St. Louis!

2 comments:

Winnie said...

I LOVE the picture of the baby "ellefant". :o) Missing you dear, and wondering when you're coming back out this way... You're always welcome to crash at our place!

Dark Violet said...

Hi! I don't know when but I'd love to come back for a visit! I'll definitely keep you posted!