Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Day at the Zoo

Thursday morning we decided to take the girls to the zoo. Originally we were going to go today (Saturday), but decided Thursday would be perfect, the weather was right about 70 degrees and overcast and there was hardly anyone there. It was wonderful not having to fight crowds to see all the animals or get stuck behind pokey people because it would be too crowded to go around.
Both girls were getting excited as soon as we pulled into the parking lot and they could see the animals on the banners on the light poles, right away they started making all their animal noises.

Our first stop was to see the newest member of the Kansas City Zoo, the polar bear. He was amazing, I could have sat there all day long watching him. They created him a beautiful home, he has a giant pool to swim in and a ton of rock area to walk, climb and lay on. They also built several viewing areas, including bleacher type seating to see him swim and walk around.

The trainer was up on one of the cliffs having him do "tricks" and throwing him fish.
After she was done throwing fish, he did a lot of swimming. This is another reason I was glad we decided to go on Thursday... We were able to push the stroller right up to the glass and I didn't have to feel bad just letting the girls sit there for a long time to watch. The polar bear kept swimming right up to the glass and looking right at the girls. He would then take his giant hind paws and push off against the glass right in front of us. He did this about 5 times before we decided to back off and let some of the other kiddos there get to experience this. Check out those paws!
The girls loved it!
Since on our last trip to the zoo we went to visit all of the animals in Asia and Australia we went straight to Africa. We saw the zebras and giraffes.
The lions taking a nap.
Meerkats and so much more.
Before leaving we sat down and had a picnic lunch.
Then stopped for one last look at the antelope.
I am hoping to be able to make a few more trips before the weather turns too cold and since we have our zoo membership it is a fun free day for us.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see the Polar Bear! In October and November KC residents get in free so we have one Friday planned in October and might try to squeeze a cool day in November too. It is such a fun activity to do!

    The girls look like they had a blast! They are growing up so fast...the look like such kids and not babies!