Meeting the elephants was as great as I hoped it would be. When we went yesterday morning, there were only two on display, I think a Mama and her baby.

A zookeeper said the baby is two years old.

They were beautiful and magnificent and seemed to be adjusting well. 

After we met the elephants, Russ and I walked through all of the new construction areas. They are building the elephants a huge habitat, and also areas for the other African animals. Big cats, it is finally your turn!

Then we went to see almost all of the other animals.

A very fun day.

 Baby Elephant!! She is two years old.

Baby Elephant!! She is two years old.

 Baby Elephant and Elephant - It was so nice to finally meet you!

Baby Elephant and Elephant - It was so nice to finally meet you!

 Red Ruffed Lemurs Resting and Being Cute

Red Ruffed Lemurs Resting and Being Cute

 Radiated Tortoise Eating and Being Awesome

Radiated Tortoise Eating and Being Awesome

 Northern Crested Couas Being  Beautiful

Northern Crested Couas Being  Beautiful

 Lesser Vasa Parrot Enjoying Being Told That We Think He or She is Actually Greater

Lesser Vasa Parrot Enjoying Being Told That We Think He or She is Actually Greater

 Powder Blue Reed Frog Looking Otherworldly

Powder Blue Reed Frog Looking Otherworldly

 Mongoose Lemurs Snuggling

Mongoose Lemurs Snuggling

 Gorilla Contemplating

Gorilla Contemplating

 Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Hiding from the Sprinkler

Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Hiding from the Sprinkler

 Bornean Orangutan Resting After Playing with a Friend

Bornean Orangutan Resting After Playing with a Friend

 Orangutan - I am not making this up - Spitting on a Paper Towel to Wipe Away a Chalk Drawing - Crazy Smart!

Orangutan - I am not making this up - Spitting on a Paper Towel to Wipe Away a Chalk Drawing - Crazy Smart!

 I have never been this close to a lion!

I have never been this close to a lion!

 He is so beautiful!

He is so beautiful!

 Those paws!

Those paws!

 Low Snow Leopard

Low Snow Leopard

 Hi Snow Leopard!

Hi Snow Leopard!

 My Favorite - The Harvest Mice!

My Favorite - The Harvest Mice!

 Concrete Turtle Stamp Outside the Aquarium

Concrete Turtle Stamp Outside the Aquarium

 Puffin!

Puffin!

 Penguins!

Penguins!

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 I left this picture of the King Penguin diving into the water even though it is a creepy picture...

I left this picture of the King Penguin diving into the water even though it is a creepy picture...

 Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

 West Coast Sea Nettles

West Coast Sea Nettles

 West Coast Sea Nettles

West Coast Sea Nettles

 Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellyfish

 Japanese Sea Nettle

Japanese Sea Nettle

 Pot-Bellied Seahorse

Pot-Bellied Seahorse

 Black Finned Shark

Black Finned Shark

 Copperband Butterflyfish

Copperband Butterflyfish

Thanks for looking at ALL the pictures! I can never pick my favorites. I love (almost) everything at the zoo. 

Fun fact - Almost all mammals have vision similar to red-green colorblindness like dogs and cats do, so maybe they see each other like we see these pictures!

 

 

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