Sunday, January 3, 2010


Tara loves the elephants. Jared loves the tigers. Scott loves the lions. Ian loves the sun bears, and sea lions. I forgot what Kudi likes - the penguins? And I love the polar bears.

Or so we say.

We were facinated by the apes.

They had a big silver back gorilla that was HUGE. And we were so surprised to see the younger monkeys running after it and wrestling. I thought all the monkeys would be as afraid as I was, I guess. It was interesting to watch how they walk. I thought they made a fist and walked on their hands that way, but they bend their fingers at the first knuckle and walk on that little ledge. The orangutans hands were huge - twice the size you would expect them to be, even when you expect big.

And there was one little orangutan who stripped the leaves off a branch and poked it in a "termite mound". Her face was priceless as she very, very carefully slid the stick back out, so as to keep as much termite juice on it as possible. So funny.

Good memories. I'm so glad we got to go.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some seriously cool pictures! I loved that first one of the monkey with the red face. Looks like you guys had a blast!