Friday, April 06, 2007

easter at the zoo

today we went to the zoo to watch the animals open their papier mache easter eggs. naturally it was below freezing and i forgot the camera.

it was the first time Jack and I have gone to the zoo just the two of us. we ran back and forth across the zoo to see first the gibbons, langurs, colobus, and swamp monkeys, then the baby elephant, and the orangutans, find popcorn, peanuts and peanut butter in their eggs. the pictures would have been really cute. we saw all the other animals in between, too, and finished out the day by seeing the tigers open their eggs...filled with raw meat bones. first one tiger came out and started ripping open an egg, and then another tiger came out and rushed the first tiger and stole her egg. tigers are, well, kind of aggressive. it was rather exciting.

we popped into the gift shop and picked up a couple of meerkats for our growing plastic animal collection on the way out. maybe i can manage to take some pictures of them for you later. :)

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