A trip to the zoo is always a good idea on a beautiful day. George was taking two days off work for his “weekend” he missed while traveling. Two weekends, actually. The zoo was not too crowded on a Monday.
When I can’t pick my favorite pictures, I simply include more.
Try as I might, I did not get many good monkey pictures.
Owen displaying his missing teeth.
I did manage to get another excellent photo for my animal butt collection. This guy would not turn around for anything.
I think this is a bushbaby.
The bats were most interesting. The hallways, where the people were, were dark. Dozens and dozens of bats were hanging upside down. I was surprised by how active they were. They were moving around and changing spots regularly.
We could not keep the pace of the kids. Andy decided he wanted a hamburger so we found a place. They were not cooking hamburgers so he got a chicken sandwich. That’s enough to put him in a foul mood. Several gardeners were busy setting out new plants in the flower bed next to our table. Then a mama pea hen wandered in with two chicks. She settled down in the garden until a gardener disturbed her. She got up and left.
Then we got a better look at the chicks that had been hidden by the plants.
We saw a peacock strutting down the sidewalk sometime later.
When Andy was finished with his lunch, we caught up with the family at the playground.
Zookeepers were giving a talk on large insects. Ick. I think this one is related to a scorpion.
We always ride the train around the zoo before leaving. I was hanging my camera out behind me, hoping to get pictures of the kids.
I got one of my big kid too.
Andy enjoyed this more than it appears. I think.
Cam got a ride out to the parking lot.