Our local library runs a special with Zoo Atlanta where you can watch a 25 minute video about the Zoo’s history, and then they give you 4 free passes to go to the zoo. So, Greg took off work on Monday, and we took our new family of four to the zoo! It was perfect weather, and maybe there were 100 people in the whole zoo that day! We couldn’t have asked for a better visit. Of course Garrett slept the whole time, so I’m not sure he’s going to remember his first trip to the zoo
The zoo was decorated for Halloween
The giraffes, including a 3 month old baby!
(Her name is Lily, and she was 6 feet tall at birth!!)
Noah and his “pride”
With Willie B., a legend at Zoo Atlanta. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 41. He was kept in isolation for 27 years with only a television and a tire swing to occupy his time until 1988 when he was moved to an outside exhibit where he could socialize and raise a family. He was named after Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield (Hartsfield-Jackson airport, anyone??) – see, watching that video paid off!!
I loved seeing the mama just hang out with her baby
(Incidentally, two other gorillas came up to antagonize her while she was swinging…she got up, baby still attached, and fought them off! Don’t mess with mama!)
Noah takes a break to check out the map and see where the pandas are
Aha! There was also a baby panda, but he was sleeping up in a tree, and I couldn’t get a good picture.
Daddy and Noah at the petting zoo
Noah rode the carousel probably 6 times
And he rode the train 4 times!
What a great day!! See you again soon, zoo friends!