Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A zoo day...
I spent all of sunday trying to finish unpacking from our move last november. blah! i hate going through that last pile of boxes that half junk/half stuff you want. So on monday I took a break and went to the zoo with my friends! ill try and make this interesting.
we got there as early as we could. that is the best time to go to the zoo, because all the animals are out and moving around. the first thing you come to is the white-cheeked gibbons. they are so funny because the noises they are making sound like techno music, and it's so LOUD.
we went to one of the animal shows first thing. it was about how they train the animals. that is a singing dog! how cute! her name was tootsie and she is just starting to get trained. i wanted to pet her so bad!
there was also a vulture! with no warning she flies over you and it was so freaky! then she hops around eating meat off the ground. but it was weirdly cute. there was also a big hornbill that liked having her neck scratched, like a cat. so cute. she kept trying to feed grapes to her trainer.
afterwards they were selling really cute buttons of different animals from the shows! i got one of brooke the sloth. she wasn't in the show we saw but i've seen her before and she is so freaking cute.
next we ate lunch and we all got zoo sippers. i love those things. i probably have ten in the cabinets.
first stop after lunch was the meerkats of course! my favorite part of the zoo always. so cute. i want to pick on up so bad.
they just put out some of the giant anteaters! i had never seen one in real life. it was so cute and strange! they are BIG. and they have human looking hands that are curled under. and big broom looking tails. adorable. there was an old lady there (she said "they call me zoo betty") who was speaking encouragingly to the anteater trying to get her to get in the water. so quietly and hilarious.
they also have two baby tigers! they were super fluffy and cuddly looking. i couldn't get any good pictures though. they are only going to be in nashville through the summer and i definitely want to go see them again. i'm glad travis' parents are renewing my membership for my birthday.
neither austin or marissa had been to the nashville zoo since they made all the changes and i think they both liked it. i love their asia section, with the leopards and red pandas.
the petting zoo is weird. the only thing you can pet really is goats, and most of them stay in the "goats only" part. the donkeys are so cute though.
oh man those alpacas! they never ever let you pet them, but they are so hilarious looking! the brown one has the same haircut as thomas. haha.
goats!!!! so cute! i want some for our yard. but i don't want to have to take care of them. just pet them and watch them jump around.
then kyle arrived! he came after he got out of class. he tried to pop austin's back, but it didn't work.
we went up to the historical house, but the tours don't start until later in the spring. so austin and i pretended to be old people on the porch. cute right?
we went to feed the lorikeets but i think we came at the wrong time. they weren't hungry so they wouldn't land on us, even though i used the trick travis taught me about how birds like to "step up." it was really bummed.
i like the hand washing stations. the one of the left was cracking me up. instead of the water shooting out it was just kind of dribbling. so it looked like he was drooling. cute. the air comes out of birds butts! hahaha. inappropriate.
there playground is really cute. to bad there are so many kids around. haha.
so we were at the zoo for almost seven hours! and it was so fun! i have a membership and can get one other person in free, so let me know if you want to go! or a few people can split the cost. like, crystal, marissa, and austin split two admissions so it wasn't as expensive.