Monday, March 30, 2015

A trip to the zoo

The West Valley has a gem of a zoo - the Wildlife World Zoo - and we enjoy going each time!  After an early start, my high school friend met us at 9am, right as the zoo was opening.  After applying lots of sunscreen we set out on our adventure.

 First stop: Shipwreck Cove.  This was actually the first time we saw this attraction - it was being built a year ago and despite visiting just last month with our whole family, we never made it over.  The Sea Lions were awesome to watch though - seeing them made me excited to take the kids to Sea World this summer!

 Next stop was the giraffe feeding station.  This is probably my favorite attraction at this zoo - you can literally reach out and touch these bad boys, and it only costs 50 cents to get them to come over (the price of some giraffe food)! Katherine attempted sharing her fruit snacks but the giraffe only wanted the real stuff.  Oh, and I got a whiff of this guy and learned that giraffes are totally stinky!

Our last stop was the new Cheetah exhibit and (thankfully?) it was hot by noon, and the Cheetah's decided to nap right by the shaded cover.  We were only a few feet away!  Richard wasn't opposed to a selfie at this stop as long as he could prop his feet on my face.

We headed for the parking lot after seeing the Cheetah's and K literally fell asleep in Tanya's arms as soon as she picked her up.  We had so much fun with our "Aunt" Tanya!  So glad she came along for the adventure!

Then God said, "Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind - livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals." And that is what happened. God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1: 24-25)  After our visit to the Zoo, we are reminded of God's amazing creation and thankful that it is SO good!

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