Hey! Bring that umbrella down here will ya? It's wet!
The baby giraffe was feeling shy....
The birds were unfazed by the rain...
The baby elepant was soooo cute!
The "man" of the hour ~ our new Tazmainian Devil enclosure.
You go, girl? guy? I couldn't tell, but she/he entertained us by running around.
We decided that going to the zoo earlyish on Saturday was probably the best idea....to avoid crowds and the rain that might happen in the afternoon. Ha! It was packed when we arrived, and began to rain after the first 30 minutes. I brought umbrellas "just in case". I would have been more comfortable if I had brought a jacket, as the rain cooled things off quite a bit. A quick trip in the gift shop showed they were more in tee shirt mode (of course, for heaven's sake it's Memorial Day Weekend, why woud they stock sweatshirts or jackets??). It wasn't that bad, and we wandered around for a couple of hours before heading home.
I love the zoo, and always took my kids at least once a year. I know some people have issues with them ~ the animals have such small enclosures, they become bored with their lot in life, etc. All this is true. However, in many cases, zoos provide sanctuary for endangered species (go there for more info), and allow scientists the opportunity to observe and study animals. Do you want to make the zoo a better place? Then support them by visiting, or simply donate.