Today Auntie Cracker, Sweetie Pie, The Best Sister ever TLC and I went to the Oakland Zoo (not to be confused with the S.F zoo which is where the Tiger attack happened a couple years ago). We saw all kinds of wonderful animals (disclaimer: some pics are better then others.) The Oakland zoo is fairly small in comparison to other zoos, i.e the San Fransisco or Central Park. It is however perfect for an low key afternoon with toddlers. It took us about two hours to walk through the gently rolling and beautifully landscaped park. They have really made it feel like a park instead of just a place where animals are kept. All the exhibit areas are large and inviting for both the humans visiting and the animals. After the tour of the zoo we rode the little train they have and the carousel. TLC loved both. I can't wait to go back.
This was the first thing we saw. Sorry for the cage bars. There really was no other way to take the shot with my camera. (The Wife or Trainwreck I ain't)
They have lots o monkeys at this zoo. These are Gibbons. He was putting on quite a little show for us.
There were real giant tortoise there but this pic turned out a little better
I know it's hard to tell from the pic but this is a bat! A huge bat. It's body was about the size of a large house cat. They were so cool. They had a whole bat exhibit!
God forbid we miss the goats!
I find baboons both fascinating and a little scary at the same time. These things are pretty cool.
Just in case your wondering...it's very hard to get a toddler to look at the camera when there are giraffes standing behind him.
The view from the train was really cool. We got a good view of the Oakland and Berkeley skyline.
So this was our last stop. The carousel. TLC loved it. Which totally surprised me.
Friday, April 30, 2010
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