Today I will bore you with my zoo adventure with grandson Jake. For Christmas dear friend Dolly gifted Jake and me with an "Inside Tracks" tour at the Cleveland Zoo. It is a 90 minute behind the scenes tour. Yesterday was tour day. We had our rain ponchos and umbrella, but other than a few sprinkles on our journey there, we thankfully did not need them.
Dolly spends many days a month volunteering at the zoo. Yesterday she was at the rhino exhibit.
This is Juba. The first time we saw him he only weighed a couple hundred pounds. Now he is 2200+. He is very special to Jake because one year for Christmas Jake "adopted" him thanks to Dolly.
At the start of our tour. Jake wanted to sit with the girls but they didn't want to be too close to him :)
Our first stop was in Australia and getting up close and personal with a wallaby named Foster. We all got to feed him and give him a quick pet. I say quick because He moves FAST.
Our next stop is my favorite exhibit at the zoo. The koalas are tops on my list.
Next up was the Bactran camel. Not a very attractive animal.
Our last stop was a temporary exhibit at the zoo for the summer. The African penguin are tiny little things, weighing about 6 - 10 pounds.
Here is the penguin zookeeper with Missy. She is very attached to him and didn't leave his side. You can see how small she really is.
The zoo added many smashed penny machines since our last visit. Jake enjoys collecting them.
A ball of monkeys. There were three of them in this picture.
I need to get my mind out of the gutter. This cracked me up.
I am so out of shape. By 3:00 I didn't think I could walk another step and we did not leave for another hour and a half. We had a great time and I really owe Dolly a big thank you for such a fun, memory-making gift.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)