Some of the animals like cold weather, so they were outside, enjoying it. But other animals stayed inside where it was nice and warm. I think those animals were the smartest of all!
Another kind of penguin at the zoo is the King Penguin. This is the second-biggest penguin, after the Emperor Penguin, which you might have seen in the movie The March of the Penguins. Some of the King Penguins were swimming around a little bit, but not too much. When they swam around, they kept looking down in the water, like maybe they expected to see a yummy fish down there.
|The Gentoo chick (left) is only 5 weeks old, but it is already getting big!|
The penguin on the right is one of its parents.
|This penguin has been named Remi or maybe Reki--|
it's hard to read the bands.
These are Moon Jellyfish. They look pretty, but I wouldn't want to get stung by one!
Here's a friendly llama that came over to the fence to check Mom out. She even got to pet its nose, but she was careful because she didn't want to get spat on or bitten. The llama was eating some hay. There was also a white llama, but it seemed more interested in eating than in visiting with Mom.
Inside the Discovery Barn, the ring-tailed lemurs were all bunched up at one end of a branch, taking a nap. This seemed to me like an excellent thing to do on a chilly afternoon!
These are Amazon Milk Frogs. They come from the Amazon River Basin. I thought they were cuddling, like the lemurs, but Mom said that amphibians don't usually cuddle. She thought maybe the two frogs were doing something else, or at least thinking about it.
Here's a little squirrel monkey who kept jumping up and down acting silly right by the glass where Mom was standing. There were some other monkeys in there, but they didn't pay any attention to Mom. Mostly, they were busy ripping up paper towels, which is a really fun thing to do, as I can testify. Squirrel monkeys live in Central and South America.
Anyway, that's pretty much all that Mom saw at the zoo. She didn't go to the Africa section or the Australia section or lots of other places. She went to see the polar bear twice, but all he was doing was sleeping on some white rocks which are supposed to look like ice, so it was kind of hard to even see him. Maybe another day he will be swimming and playing in the water.