Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Day at the Zoo

Excited about the new Sumatran Tiger exhibit and the glorious weather, Mike and I spent last Satuday at the zoo. I've always loved that place and felt ancient when I realized how different everything was. It must be at least 15 years since I've visited last. The hippos and sea lions have been replaced by otters and panthers. The moat around the monkey castle has been taken over by alligators, and the monkeys have been moved to a new exhibit (much to the disappointment of the gators).

And the elephant house? Is now a cafe. Eiw.

This little guy adored Mike and would ride around on his foot.
Apparently Cajun Shrimp is a delicacy.
I think otters are my favorite. This one is Nipper. Her mate is Otis. Now sometimes Mike and I will call each other Otis and Nipper.

The stars of the show. There are actually three. Mike and I were surprised that the only thing between us and them was chain link. It wreaked havoc with his camera, and he was never able to take a photo of them that he really liked.

This dude reminds me of Kearney. Something about the look he's giving us.
I love how this little guy was grabbing weeds from outside his enclosure and stuffing them in his mouth. I guess the grass really IS greener.

Mike has lived in Mississippi for 16 years and didn't know what this was. Somehow, I love him for that.
It was a fun day. We enjoyed lime sno cones (they were out of Tigers' Blood - go figure) and each other's company and the novelty of being tourists in our own town. What exciting things do you have planned for the spring?


Katy Agnew said...

I have a beach trip planned... with you... in 2 weeks!


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