On Thursday of the great adventure, we took a much anticipated trip to the Columbus Zoo. This zoo is rated one of the top zoos in the nation, and, based on our experience, it certainly lived up to it's reputation! We only saw about 2/5 of the whole zoo, but it was really fun and we can't wait to go back and see the rest.
One unique thing at the zoo right now is the baby elephant exhibit. Apparently it is very rare for baby elephants to be born in captivity, and we were lucky enough to see one. We waited in line for 30 minutes or so, but it was definitely worth it. The elephant calf was super cute, and watching the mama and baby interact was really endearing. We didn't take any pictures of the actual animal, but here is one of the girls sitting on a bronze elephant outside the exhibit. Here we are eating lunch in the zoo. The girls picked out all sorts of junky snacks to bring along in our little brown bags (is there anyone else out there who is inexplicably fond of brown paper bags?!?) along with PBJs and fruits and veggies.I'd like to prove that we actually saw animals at the zoo, but I took very few pictures. Here is a sting ray in the aquarium exhibit, just for proof :).
At the end of the day, upon realizing that I had been negligent with the camera, I made the girls sit in front of a huge photo of a frog. Enormous frog pictures shout "I went to the zoo!", right?!?
Eva quickly shifted to silly faces, so there aren't too many great shots. We indulged the eldest daughter by allowing her to get her face painted, so you can see the really sweet green bird she chose here.
Final installment coming soon... stay tuned!