Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Zoo in the Winter

Today we went to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! They have half-price "Snow Leopard Days" during the months of January & February, so it's a great time to visit. Other than the fact that it's cold and snowy... (And yes, I'm well aware of the fact that Alex is wearing shorts...)

You can't really sit outside and have a picnic lunch. But there's a lot to see inside too.

One of Laura's favorite animals was the sea otter. He put on a show for them.

Another favorite was the lion. He really didn't notice us much though.

Alex was quite the tour guide. With all his years attending "Zoo Camp", he pretty much knew the place inside and out. This was in the toasty warm bird sanctuary. That was my favorite place.

The kids all loved the penguins.
I think the penguins liked Laura too.

Kelly also made a penguin friend.

We also saw a giant Tiger! He was examining the perimeter...

The elephant looked cold, and much to Kelly's dismay, didn't stay outside very long.

Alex was kind enough to give Kelly a piggy-back ride. Her little legs got tired easily.

This says it all... Kelly's favorite thing at the zoo? A John Deere Gator. You can take the kids out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the kids!


dalensteven said...

Anytime is a great time for visiting the zoo! Thank you for sharing!

Beth said...

What a great day at the zoo! Enjoyed the shots of the animals AND the kids.
When I saw the pic of Alex in shorts I was reminded of my brother. He would have on a heavy coat and shorts. Of course San Diego weather wasn't quite the same as Syracuse.

Greg and Diane Hayden said...

Great pics. Is the zoo in Syracuse? We only know about Burnet Park (spell).

Amanda said...

It's the same zoo, Diane. It's "Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park." Maybe they had a name change awhile back.