Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lincoln Park Zoo

Normally the zoo kind of bothers me. I am a total animal lover so its hard for me to watch all those animals in there little habitats. I understand the need to take the endangered species and try to procreate them and have them in a safe environment, but it still makes me sad sometimes. We took Olivia to the Lincoln Park Zoo last week. Can you believe it is one of only two zoos that are free to the public? Its a beautiful zoo and they are actually doing some construction on it. They are putting in a nature walk around the lagoon. It is suppose to be done shortly. It looks like it is going to be very beautiful.

The day we went was amazing outside. Perfect weather, i believe it was in the low 80s. There is nothing like summer in Chicago. Brad and i were actually contemplating moving back down because it is so amazing in the summer, but then we thought about the winter, which seems to be the majority of the seasons here in out lovely city and decided absolutely not:)

Anyways we left at 9:30ish and got down there in 20 minutes. Olivia loved all the animals! We started in the barn section, where the kids can walk around with the the goats and lambs. We didn't venture to putting her in with them, i think she is still to small and i think its kind of gross. She loved watching from afar. The cow even gave her a big kiss on the leg.

Next we went over the the lion house. Those lions are suck beautiful creatures and the leporod was outstanding. The spots on that animal are so pronounced. Anyways, i think i liked it more then Olivia did. 

Monkey house here we come. I can not believe the size of this one ape. It was a female and she must have been pregnant. I am so glad i don't look like her:) Talk about having a hard time breathing and loosing that baby weight, she is in for a long hall. Check her out. 

She was also looking at Brad like "if this window wasn't here your camera would be lunch" or maybe she just thought he was cute. Look at that stare!

Lu Lu outside the monkey house taking a break. I cant believe how big she is getting.

Olivia lasted about an hour and a half before she told us she was DONE! She actually said done done done. So we missed a few more houses, but we saw enough for one day. If you have kids the zoo is a win win play date, especially if its free:) 

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