It started when we walked into the zoo and overheard a man speaking over at the elephant exhibit. It just so happened that it was the very first interactive elephant show ever and they were doing it for us and asking for feedback. So it was a pretty long show.
We came across the polar bear exhibit which is one of Tucker's favorites. And look at how cute the polar bear is. He almost looks like you could snuggle with him. Well, we better not.
Then after consulting our handy dandy zoo map, we realized that it was Giraffe feeding time. And for $1.00 you can feed the giraffe a cracker. We thought for sure that Carter was too young to feed the giraffes, but surprisingly he wasn't. And you should've seen both of the boys faces as the giraffes tongue came out of its mouth to take the cracker from them.
After the giraffe feeding we were off to see the tigers which we heard were swimming. As soon as we got over to them, they started playing and ran all over the place playing like kittens. By the time I got out my camera, they actually stood by the ledge and I swear to you they were actually posing for pictures.
Then it was off to the Gorilla Exhibit. Now, those who know me know that the Gorillas are my absolute favorite!!! I have always been enamored with these beautiful creatures. They are so human and it really showed today.
DISCLAIMER: I DID NOT HAVE MY NIKON TODAY!!! THESE PICTURES WERE COMPLETELY MESSED UP WITH MY OLD POINT AND SHOOT. IT'S GOOD TO HAVE HANDY, BUT THE PICTURES INSIDE ARE HORRIBLE!!!
I was hanging out with Tucker taking this picture...
when I see the female gorilla make a beeline for the next window over. I hear Jeff say "Courtney-get OVER here!" So Tucker and I ran over to find the most touching site ever.
The female gorilla had ran over to see Carter who was perched in the window watching the gorillas. She would not leave his side. They were kissing each other through the window and she was stroking the glass by his face. It was so moving. I actually had tears in my eyes. He was loving it. He was giggling and playing with her. If he moved to the other side of the window, so did she. The duo drew quite a crowd. It was AMAZING!!!
Though they pail in comparison to the gorillas, the sea lions were also out and about today. It happened to be feeding time. So they were all over the place.