We made it to the zoo today, and while we stayed for 4 hours, when it was time to leave the girls still complained that I’d promised that they could stay as long as they wanted. I think that could possibly be forever.

Anyway, a few things from our visit:

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For my momma:

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This eagle was so vocal, screaming his little head off. From far off we thought it had to be a monkey making all that noise, but it was this fellow, and he even got the eagles in another cage riled up too. I have video of him, but I have to figure out how to get it on here, so you’ll just have to wait. :)

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I did not crop this picture, nor did I use a zoom. This lioness was this close to us.

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This bird is cool.

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The girls loved these lovebirds.

IMG_4819Another instance where I just could not get the photo to reflect what I saw, and I don’t know enough photo editing to fix it. But there’s a crane on the 2nd story there.

 

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Oh the petting zoo. How my children love you, and how you stink.

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Doesn’t the spoonbill struk look like a statue? We observed that it doesn’t blink very often, and when it does, its eyelids come in from the side, instead of down from the top.

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Wait, what kind of penguins are these? Ah. The jerks of the penguin world.

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The girls have fallen hard and fast for red pandas. We may have an obsession on our hands.

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We didn’t make it to the Royal Museum to see King Tut, but the girls would argue that the animals were better.