Friday, September 11, 2009

The Sacramento Zoo

Today we went to the Sacramento Zoo in (obviously) Sacramento. We got to see tons of different animals and learn a bit about each of them.

There were mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. We got to see Jaguars, Lions, Tigers, Condors, Hyenas, Dwarf Crocodiles, Lizards, Poisonous Tree Frogs, Great Hornbills, South African Parrots, Spiky Tailed Lizards, Boa Constrictors, Turtles, Tortoises, Flamingos, Giraffes, Zebras, Orangutans, Chimpanzees, Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Anteaters, Snow Leopards, Bongos, Addaxes, Kangaroos, Otters, Red Pandas, and some kind of lemur who's head looks like a dog's and a body like a cat's.

My favorite exhibit were the Chimpanzees. There were two of them wrestling and chasing each other around on the ground and some other ones watching them and us from the ropes hanging from the ceiling of the exhibit. Also in the primate area, there was this one monkey who was sitting in a very humanoid position. It was actually a bit freaky in a weird sort of way.

Once we were done looking at the exhibits, we ate lunch at a cafe at the zoo and then went to a small play area to rest. Here is a picture of Wilson in a spider cutout. It almost looks photoshopped. He also went into a butterfly cutout along with Joey. All the pictures are on Wilson's blog, so go and take a look!


Tan Family said...

Ricky, I'm so glad that you had a nice time at the zoo today! Thank you for helping Wilson with his blog, too. I agree that the humanoid position was a bit freaky!

Grandma said...

Sacramento Zoo is one of my favorites. What a nice field trip for the beginning of school, sounds like lots of fun. Liked the photos too!