Will is obsessed with animals and zoos. I'm conflicted about how I feel about zoos, but he enjoys them. He's never really been to a good one though. I grew up going to the Honolulu and Oregon Zoos so I've been spoiled with some good quality. I had been promising him all year that we'd go to the zoo for his birthday when we got to Portland. He definitely made sure I remembered to keep that promise.
"When are we going to the zoo?"
"Which day are we going to the zoo?"
"We're still going to the zoo right?"
|The lady said, "Okay the goats are going in now" and opened the door...without hesitating every single goat turned around and walked through their door. So obedient!|
We went the day after we got back from our road trip. It was hot. And it was overrun with kids on field trips. So.many.kids. Some squeezed my ovaries with their cuteness. Most of them acted as birth control as they ran around screaming and pushing their way to the front. My favorites were the kids running around the grassy areas while their parents relaxed on the side. I love how they become best friends with another little one simply because they're the same size and have the same amount of energy.
|Looking at creepy crawlies|
Anyway, most of the animals were passed out because of the heat. We did get a close up look at a good amount of them though.
|The eagle was on the ground hanging out close to all the people, so cool!|
|Will laughed at me when I made Mama take a picture of me in the eagle's nest|
|"If you're a bird...I'm a bird" HA!! More I like I made him be a bird with me.|
Of course I camped out in front of the elephants for a good long while. Baby Lily followed her mama everywhere she went and at one point she rolled a ball along in front her. She was killing me with her adorableness. I can't wait to see the zoo's new elephant expansion. It's going to be huge and gorgeous.
By the way, if you're planning a trip to the Oregon Zoo...they have $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month. We scored big with our timing and hit the magic date. Yesss!
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221