Tuesday, September 25, 2007

~The ZOO~

Peyton FINALLY got to go the zoo! She'd been talking about it for months, saying "I wanna' ride an elephant mommy!" Where she got that, I don't know. Kids say the darndest things, don't they?! Although she never got to ride one, she saw a couple, as well as tons of other animals. We rode the train through part of the zoo. It was really hot & humid but we sure had fun!

Giant turtles

G-pa & a chimp statue... looks real, doesn't it?! :)

Peyton thought this was pretty funny. (She's one CUTE otter, isn't she?)

This tiger put on quite the show for us. He was very active as it was feeding time I think.

He was trying to reach some food on the top of this stick.
I guess the zoo keepers hide the food in various places around their cage. ?

The long awaited elephant!

The lone giraffe.
(I guess they had two, but the other one died just a few weeks ago... sad.)

This gorilla was really hard to get a picture of. His name was Patrick & he was the only one (out of 5) that was born in the zoo. He was born in 1990. The other 4 were born in Africa in the 60's. We couldn't get any pictures of them 'cause they stayed hidden.


We really enjoyed the Dallas Zoo and were thankful that G-pa went with us. It just gave us more time to spend with him. I think he really enjoyed it too!


The Hagan Clan said...

a zoo is always fun for kids... looks like Peyton had a real great time!!!

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest otter I have EVER seen!