Thursday, January 29, 2009

A day at the zoo

After going to Africa 3 years ago, I thought I had seen enough animals to satisfy me for the rest of my life. But I knew that because of kids, I would be destined to go to the zoo someday. Over Christmas break we went to the Forth Worth Zoo. It was a lot of fun and I even enjoyed seeing the animals. But Hattie's reactions were the most fun.

Here are all the Iverson girl cousins: Keira, Nora, and Hattie with their dads, Steven, Aaron, and Paul.

We never actually saw a rhino in Africa (well, we did see one, but even through binoculars it was pretty blurry) so this was neat.

This tiger is a performer, it appears.

Another performer:

We bought a stick with bird feed on it thinking that Hattie would love it. But even though she constantly signs 'bird', she got nervous when she was that close to them.

Since I added the tiger and lion video mostly for Lisa's kids' benefit, I had to include a snake picture for Laura's little ones.

And these two were just funny.


kerri d said...

Great images/vids! Thanks for sharing. Cool skinny-nose aligators... I'll have to ask the Eastons what kind they are! ;)

Lisa Easton said...

My kids love the videos Mel. And I could be wrong but I think the crocodile looking animals are called gharials. They live in India, are endangered, and have the special snout more helpful for eating fish. Way more info than Kerri wanted for sure.

Nancy and Spencer said...

How fun! And it seemed to me that the lion had a cold... it appeared more like coughing than roaring! :)