Last weekend, we took our monkeys to see some actual animals at the zoo. I wouldn’t exactly recommend the zoo at 35 weeks, at least not the Colorado Springs zoo…lots and lots of walking.
The very first exhibit was what I believe might be the largest giraffe exhibit in the United States. Papa Bear thought this was great since giraffes are my absolute favorite animal. Or not. I used to have an incredible, and of course irrational, fear of them. But I guess it has subsided some because I was able to take this picture without too much panic. I know giraffes are not a normal fear, but it’s their freakishly long tongues. They really creep me out.
By far, the most memorable moment of the day was when our children were nearly eaten by a determined (and not very bright) lioness.
They started eyeing us as soon as we walked up. Their looks were sinister enough for me to joke, “Yum, bite sized snacks!” Then Papa Bear thought it would be funny if he turned his back to the glass. As soon as he turned around…I mean immediately, the lioness on the far left looked like a house cat who has spotted a mouse. She quickly crept down to where we were standing, and ferociously pounced…right at our four tasty treats!
It was insane! She gave it four more tries, pouncing and mauling at the glass. I think Lil Prince was her main target. I have to agree, he really is edible.