My dad (aka "Papa Andover") and I took the kiddos to the zoo today. It was a wee bit chilly, but personally, I like going to the zoo in the fall. Though some of the warmer climated (if that's a word) animals are off exhibit for the winter, I have found that the majority of the animals are much more active in the fall than at any other time of the year. PLUS, the zoo's not crowded at all! SCORE!
So first -- the obligatory tiger picture...I do this pic every time, but I enjoy how both kids automatically run over for a picture together!
The Tigers were active. Luke really liked having his pic taken close to the tiger.
Up until recently, the lion sculpture was left alone by our kids. Now, they run to it as well for a pic!
The giraffes were simply awesome today! They were walking around and came close to us several times!
For whatever unexplainable reason by us, Luke is FASCINATED, fascinated -- I tell you, by the anteater. Admittedly, they are one of the more interesting animals of God's creation. Anteaters sleep quite a bit. Earlier in the summer, one of the zoo employees was working in the anteater area during one of our visits. Luke was asking some questions, and she said that the anteaters are a little like teenagers in that they like to sleep a lot! Numerous times (during our repeated visits), the anteater has been sleeping -- which has made Luke sad.
But TODAY, the anteater was up AND moving around. Our guy was EXCITED!!!!! When he's excited, I get excited!!!!
That one time, when we did talk with the zoo employee, she told us that our zoo actually has 2 anteaters, but the two anteaters don't get along very well. There is a female & a male. The male likes the female, but she doesn't like him...Ha! So, they are separated. They're rotated on a daily basis!
Until next time zoo!!!!!