Friday, November 21, 2008

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

On our recent trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium we saw all three and much more. It was a perfect day for being out and about, the sun was shining, there was still gorgeous fall color, and being a weekday, it wasn't too crowded.

Lillian thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the animals, especially in the aquarium since she could be closer to them there. We thoroughly enjoyed her enjoyment.

The lion sleeps. Lillian is very good at roaring like a lion.

This rhino was pacing all over the place.

In the elephant house we saw not only the big elephants, like this one, but also one of the baby elephants. I'm sad I wasn't able to get a good picture of the baby, he was soooo cute.

You may have to enlarge this photo to see the poison dart frog. He's right in the middle, black and gold. This is Pittsburgh you know.

It's impossible to not include a picture of the jellies.

The penguins were having lots of fun swimming around.

Isn't this guy just the greatest? He's a sea dragon.


Alyson (New England Living) said...

How fun! I love to watch my kids watching animals in the zoo.

Bee said...

I particularly like the picture of the jellyfish. The deep blue color sets off their translucent, floating forms perfectly.

Did you have warmth with the sun, or was it a chilly day?

Cindy said...

Alyson ~ it is one of the joys of parenthood to see the joy of their discovery isn't it?

Bee ~ I find the jellyfish particularly soothing. Amazingly it was a warm day. Of course the warmth of that day is long forgotten as we have been getting snow the past couple of days.

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Sarah Laurence said...

I agree with Alyson and Bee. Better than looking at zoo animals is looking at your child watching them. The jellyfish photo is beautiful. I always get sad seeing an elephant in captivity but at least it makes people care about them. You are lucky to have so much to see.

Sarah Laurence said...

Cindy, can you please delete the duplicate comment above mine? Another person signed onto my computer and left their identity up. Thanks!

Cindy said...

Sarah ~ yes it is sad to see the elephants not in the wild but they are cared for and they do bring great awareness.