Friday, October 12, 2012

The Lincoln Park Zoo

So here are my long overdue pictures from the Lincoln Park Zoo. After growing up with the San Diego Zoo, nothing really compares, but I never cease to be amazed by the natural world, no matter its location. Here are some highlights:

Although its face is fuzzy in this photo, this leopard's coat is somewhat in focus. Its pattern was so distinct and clear, and I was captivated by the size of those paws. 
 The patterned ceiling of the cat exhibits was lovely as well.
I don't remember the name of this guy, but I think it was Joel that said he looks like the sage of the primates. His expression was quite mysterious and reserved. :)
This was the Makayla Maroney of birds - totally unimpressed by Rick. He stared it down through the glass, and this is the response he got:
This bird makes me laugh every time I see it. There's something far-off in its expression, like it's an old soul, or it's had a really, really long day. :)
 This one someone said looks like an Italian chef with a rockin' moustache.
 We couldn't get Elda away from the hippo statue...
 After the zoo, we walked around downtown a little before Tasha had to leave.
And later that evening we treated ourselves to the best feast we'd had in a while: pumpkin and raspberry scones with Peet's vanilla lattes. The perfect ending to a wonderful trip.
Thanks, Joel and Elda, for hosting us, and thanks, Tasha, for making the trip down to see us!

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