Thursday, July 22, 2010

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.....

Last weekend we planned a quick family get away to Columbus. We left on Thursday afternoon and spent the evening eating dinner, shopping, and getting cheesecake for dessert! Friday morning we headed to the Columbus Zoo. Chris and I had only been there once before (when we were dating!) and the kids had never been, so we thought it would be a fun day trip. We were not disappointed. We loved seeing such different animals from the Ft Wayne zoo - bears, manatee, gorillas, elephants, rhinos, snakes, polar bears, tigers and koalas. Our favorite area was the gorillas and monkeys. They were all so animated and were interacting and playing with each other - so fun to watch!

This baby gorilla was so cute! She had been born at another zoo, but was moved to Columbus after a male gorilla attacked the baby and she lost her leg. They are rehabilitating her and will soon be introducing her to her adoptive gorilla family.

This tiger was right up against the glass. As Jenna moved closer to it, this was the look it gave her.

We loved watching this elephant. He was all by himself and played in the water forever.

Their new exhibit this year is polar bears. It was very crowded, but we eventually worked our way to a spot right up front against the glass. They were fascinating to watch ....and so big!

1 comment:

aunt nancy said...

Nice pix! I thought it might be too hot for the animals, but it sounds like they were pretty active. Right now I'm wishing I was a polar bear.