Yesterday we had our first trip of the spring (late for us actually), and all four of us went. We did a short trip, just making sure to see the polar bears, spider monkeys (Little Boo's fave), jaguars, gorillas, and tigers. Next time around we'll do a different route and maybe take in Australasia and the komodo dragon (the Teen fave).
Here's an adorable little baby gorilla, named Nassir. He was born last September. He came right over to the glass to check us out. He was playing with a stuffy that he had torn apart. Mostly actually he was playing with the stuffing he'd pulled out. Mom was very attentive and kept a close eye on his whereabouts even as she was relaxing. At one point there was a ruckus elsewhere in the enclosure and she sprang into action, grabbing Nassir and running with him. She quickly determined there was nothing to worry about, so they settled in for a little nurse. SOOOO Cute.
And of course, no trip to the Zoo would be complete without a Beavertail. Good stuff.
The stingrays and sharks are back next month (May 22), along with horseshoe crabs this year. The sharks were disappointing last year as they didn't move at all. But we love the stingrays and are looking forward to going to see them again soon.