I can’t go shopping until I have money tomorrow, so I had to sit and think what I could do that didn’t involve (much) money to keep me occupied while Rys was out of town. Then I realized I hadn’t been to the zoo in a while!
This time of year, it was actually a little dismal. Most kids/students are still in school and it was a Thursday afternoon, so it was incredibly slow, but it was still nice to see all the exhibits open.
That being said, a lot of exhibits were closed… for construction to bring new ones! (This summer is gonna be greaaaaaat!) We’re getting a new Jaguar exhibit, the Tiger exhibit is being remodeled jungle theme and then filled with A NEW TIGER (breathe, Krissye, control yourself), Penguins, Otters, Tropical America is being changed into something else (possibly the penguins and/or otters), the warthogs and “compatible species” are supposed to be moved in with the kangaroos…
I still stopped to visit my old favorites, though.
Their sea lion, Tommy, got a lot more of a workout than I saw this summer, including new poses, catching fish, and catching a frisbee. He splashed a few of us chasing a fish. It was cold.
Then there was this little guy outside the Koala Creek exhibit (which was sadly lacking a koala…). He was clearly very desperate for attention.
He kept calling, “Hello?” at every person who passed by, trying to get attention through the two layers of wire. We spent a few minutes conversing and tilting our heads. I told him, “Bye,” and, as I left, he wolf-whistled at me. What a flirt.
Well, this summer will definitely yield far more pictures from the zoo, but for now, I am satisfied that I fed a bunch of ducks, saw my seals, and made a bird happy for a little while.
Hope you all are prepared to face that last day of the week before the weekend!