Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A trip to the Zoo....

Last time we went to the Zoo, we purchased the membership so we could go anytime. For our family, the membership only ended up costing 21.00 more than the single days' admission. Monday our kids had off for Parent/Teacher confrences so we took a trip out to the zoo.

As we walked around the Zoo we looked at the various animals. Then we came to this one enclosure that had like 30 people looking in... what could be so spectacular to have that many people looking in. We got a little closer and then I saw why there were so many people.

There were two baby tigers (sisters) in that enclosure.

The sign reads: Contrary to popluar belief, white tigers are not a seperate species nor are they albino, but ratehr a color variation caused by a double recessive gene. All white tigers are believed to be descendants of a male cub captured in India in 1951. There are several hundred in captivity worldwide, but it is unlikely that there are any left in the wild.

They were so cute to watch. So playful like domestic kittens.

here, they are playing in a tire swing...
Ethan was sitting on a huge rock, playing with a stick, when all of a sudden the tiger started creep over there, she wanted to play with the stick too.
here she is in the tire swing, I guess she wanted me to take her picture.

this tent is over in the Elephant part. the kids are watching the elephants.
Finn was so happy to finally get out of his stroller (pictured behind him). He climbed all over these guys..

They have these set up in different sizes, so depending on the age of the child, they are able to climb on them. There are three. The largest is completly out of the "water".

Looking at his eyes....
Around the Nashville zoo there are animal footprints in the concrete. Christian is standing inside of an elephant footprint.

This guy/girl wanted to have pictures done. It kept posing and turning it's head. Anyone know what this bird is????
If you guessed a Stork, you are correct.

There are also giant snakes at the Zoo. Watch out. This snake ate quite a few kids while we were there. Including Camden and Ethan.

Here is a picture of the playscape at the Zoo. It's ginormous. I took this picture, because the white sign in the middle struck me as funny. The sign reads...Childcare NOT provided. Who goes to the zoo with their kids and then leaves the kids in the plascape while they (the parents) walk around the zoo???

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