First, we made it just in time to feed the giraffes. This is Julius. I've fed him before but until recently, T Rex has been too affraid to feed them alone - until now that is. These are such gentle giants.
Then a trip to see the Penguins. They are T Rex's favorite. He had a great conversation with one of them. I'm making a separate posting for that on his blog.
We also have a new attraction that is happening for a couple of short months this summer - butterflies. There is an encounter area set up that we walked into. The butterflies were EVERYWHERE. I did not mind if they landed on me but was kind of creeped out when they would walk around on my back or head. Huge butterflies and such bright beautiful colors that I've never seen.
We were instructed not to touch them so when one landed right in front of Bebe Sister and I saw her going for the grab which would have most likely damaged it, I grabbed her hands (I did get a photo of it though). She was SO upset. I had to call for help to have it removed. Hence, I don't think she enjoyed the exhibit has much as T Rex and I did.
Then off to feed the sheeps and goats. I am always amazed that I will buy feed so the kids can feed them - at the barn that I used to board my horse, there was a goat that was such a nuisance. Once it was about to ram me and my horse kicked it across the yard. Now, I pay a quarter for a handful of feed so my kids can enjoy feeding the animals. Ironic, I think.
Interestingly, it took T Rex until he was almost 3 years old before he would feed the animals on his own. Then we took him out to see BlackBerry the horse and he fed her carrots. After that he had no issues. Bebe Sister on the other hand, this was her first time and she knew exactly what to do as if to say to me, "I've been watching all these months, finally I get my chance."
I have took a short video of them feeding. Look what Bebe Sister does - classic.
T Rex loves tortugas so he had a great time crawling around this shell. SO much bigger than the ones he baby-sits.
This is my favorite exhibit. We have a new colony of meerkats.
More crawling around - "a giant nido" (nido is the Spanish work for nest) as T Rex called it. This little bean just has to do everything her big brother wants to do.
Then time for our bagged lunch after which Bebe Sister took off her shoes and declared she was ready for nap time. So, back to the homestead for long naps while I made homemade ice cream. Love those bare feet.
Thanks for visiting the zoo with us. We hope you had a good time. We certainly did.