Today, we went to the zoo again. But this time we had a purpose.
I stayed down while Clyde, Molly and Connell took the sky ride up to the top. I wanted to get a good picture looking up at the mountain goats. This is about the best one, it looks like I'm out in the mountains and not at the zoo....natural is what I was looking for.
Molly and Connell on the the statues at the base of the mountain goats. This zoo has these statues all over the place (of different animals of course) and they are great for taking pictures with.
And here is the purpose for our visit today. They finally put the baby lions on display on Tuesday, and this was the first time we could get there to see them. There are two males and one female, and they are so cute!
We started here, but they weren't out yet, so we did the sky ride, looked at the giraffes, got a snack, and came back to the lions. And they were out! And playing! But because of the shade on the exhibit the playful pictures are blurred because it was dark and they were moving.
Mama was up on a ledge, so no pictures of her. Just these three "little" kittens. They are about two months old.
Connell on the mountain goat statue.
Molly on the climbing wall at the top of the skyride.
The Big Backyard exhibit from the skyride on the way down. We usually hit this exhibit everytime, but today it was lions, giraffes, lions, penguins, hippos, naked mole rats (and the orangutans had a 10 month old baby in their exhibit), back to the skyride, and then back to the lions, where the babies were all sleeping off their playtime from earlier.
After a stop at the gift shop, we were done in and left!