Since we didn't quite make it down to the zoo during Camp Mom, we packed up and headed down yesterday.
We decided to go over to the children's zoo since we haven't been to that part in years. Really. The little kids didn't even know there was such a thing. :D We found they had added a playground. Not too happy about that. Playgrounds at zoos are for little zoos, like the LA Zoo, that don't have enough to look at. ;) But it didn't turn out too poorly. Babycakes did leave when we were ready to go with no fussing.
Stopped by the petting zoo. Braniac did not want to leave for quite a while. He loves farm animals. :)
Stopped by the bug house. They had some pretty cool bugs. I want this one. :) Oh, and did you know that there is a bug called a violin mantis? Yeah, we need some of those.;)
Looking at the otters below and above, inversely, yet not. ;) Babycakes wanted to get in with the otters.
He also wanted to get in with the meerkats. Actually, he didn't want to spend a lot of time in the stroller today. He wanted to get out and walk around like his brothers. We'll have to take his leash next time. Yes, we are people of the leash. :)
Stopping to eat lunch.
This picture was taken right before a little altercation between this animal and his/her roommate. It was quite exciting. If you're into that sort of thing. :D
The leopards were being fed when we went by. We were able to see most of the big cats today. Of course, most of them were sleeping.
Most of the animals were pretty active. The weather was very mild for August. Overcast morning, then sunny but bearable temperatures.
Checking out the displays at the gorilla exhibit.
And the gorillas.
Braniac with a pygmy hippo. He really liked this display. Of course, he really likes all of them.
OK, we found the lizard we want for our new tank. Guess we'll make a trip down to the reptile store on Monday and at least try to find something similar. :)
Some kind of monkey type animal. ;)
Fuzzy, baby flamingo taking a nap.
I love that my kids are cool with cheap souvenirs. :)
Then off to CFA in Poway for dinner.
We still didn't get to feed the giraffes :/ so we'll have to go back one more time before school starts at the end of the month.