A couple of days ago Kora woke up asking to go to the zoo. She had pulled out her animal toys and was arranging them around her room playing Zoo. Today I decided we would take a trip to a nearby zoo. We invited some cousins to come along with us. 

The thing I love most about going to the zoo is that any time you go, it’s a different experience. Sometimes the animals might be lounging in the shade and other times they might be up walking around. It’s always exciting when you’re lucky enough to see the animals in action. On this particular trip to the zoo there were a few things that happened that were Super Cool. 

First, the Galapagos tortoises were walking around and playing (do tortoises play?) in the mud. In past visits, these giant reptiles are motionless, looking like large rocks. Today they were surprisingly active. We got to watch one of the tortoises stick his head through his fence to nibble on a piece of grass. 

The alligator is next up on our Super Cool animal tour. Now the alligator wasn’t exactly active. In fact, I don’t think it moved a muscle while we were watching him. What made him exciting was his location in his habitat. Mr. Alligator was underwater and had his snout practically touching the observation glass! Awesome!

The next Super Cool experience was with my favorite animal in the whole wide world – the Orangutan. As we approached their habitat I could tell that the animals were off exhibit. I was a little upset until I saw them in their observation room. As Kora and I sat at the window the large male orangutan walked right up to the glass! He stood face to face with us. Made my day! If you look closely you can see Kora’s reflection in the glass. 

The last Super Cool animal encounter was in the aquarium. One of the eels came swimming out from behind his rock. Usually the eels stay tucked up in the rocks so this was a pleasant treat! The funny thing is whole the adults were watching the eel, “Thelma” and “Louise” we’re stomping in the water! Oops!

Of course we had to make a stop at the playground before heading home. 

On the way out of the zoo, Kora had to stop a hug the zoo goodbye! She’s such a sweet little girl!