|Flamingos doing what flamingos do best|
On Tuesday, our intrepid Zoo-venturers, Sarah and Steve, braved the mid-morning threatening skies and less-than-inspiring forecast for a trip to the Toronto Zoo. In yesterday's gripping yarn we learned that the skies cleared up, the crowds were small (actually, that's new information), the animals were engaging and the trip was a success. Here is the exciting conclusion to their story, post-penguins. Well, perhaps "exciting" is too strong a word......
|The white lions on "Pride Rock"|
|Look at these beautiful faces!|
|Waterfall at the Mayan Temple Ruins|
I took two very short videos of Sambuca, one while she was pacing and one while she was rolling on her back. They're not much to look at, but if you listen closely (particularly at the end of the first video and right after I say "Hi" in the second) I think you will be able to pick up the "purring" that we heard:
So what do you think? Purring? Or were we just imagining things?
|Sarah, meet Ray. Ray, Sarah.|
|The two "love sharks" at Stingray Bay|
We rounded out our day by taking a Zoomobile trip from the main gates all around the park and back again. For the next year or so this is the only way visitors can see any of the Eurasia zone while the Zoo staff are working to prepare it for the arrival of the pandas next spring. I still miss the old monorail but this is a pretty good way to take in the enormity of the Zoo's footprint in the Rouge Valley. Once the Zoomobile had returned us to the starting point, we headed back to Babar (our car) and reluctantly drove home again, consoling ourselves with the knowledge that we are fully-paid-up members until August 31 of next summer. There will be many more Zoo Days in our future.