7.24.2012

Honeymoon pt. 2: Lions, and Otters, and Polar Bears. Oh My!

I'm feeling a little better today. Just pretty lethargic. And, oddly, my abdominal and back muscles are really stinkin' sore! I guess my throwing up episodes were pretty intense...

ANYWAYS, moving on to more delightful things...
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After seeing the finery of Boldt Castle and the splendor of Niagara Falls (I know I'm so poetic), we headed south to Buffalo, NY to do a little shopping and go to the zoo. Of course. Because naturally, if there is a zoo nearby, this lady is stopping in to check it out --and buy all the stuffed animals in the gift shop and a zebra head ice cream bar. Just saying..

The weird (but amazing!) thing was that instead of the usual craning-your-head-and-peering-through-foliage-to-get-a-glimpse-of-a-tiger's-tail routine one has to use while at a zoo, all the animals here were easy to spot. I loved that! And I wanted to pet and cuddle and snuggle them all. But, alas, the damned bars are always in the way. However, I did stick my finger in most of the more non-threatening animal's cages and croon to them to come closer. It didn't work.
What do you think of this GINORMOUS beaver? Okay, so it's not a beaver. I have no idea what it is but I felt sad for him. He seemed lonely. And extremely upset that I was taking his picture. He is definitely giving me the evil eye here...
The polar bears cracked me up. They were floating on their backs in the pool until they had a bit of an audience. Then they came right out to strike a pose for the cameras.
 Profile shot.
Mufasa was simply chilling. Completely unamused. Seriously, have you ever seen the lions at the zoo this close before??
And my FAVORITE animal was this cute little otter trying to take a nap in the log. I truly wanted to take him home. I loved him. Am I being too weird for you guys today?? I blame it on my recent illness.
Thankfully, Steven was well aquatinted with my love  obsession for animals before we made our first zoo visit together. If not, he may have wanted to annul our marriage after this. My excitement tends to reach a level of hysteria when confronted with cute, furry creatures. Hence my obsession for Huckleberry, which you all are very well aware of :)

Hope you have a happy Tuesday, friends! 


5 comments:

Lindsay B. said...

Awesome pictures! I am the SAME exact way as you, love love love any and all animals! I was swooning over your pictures and those fury faces, so sweet! Congrats on your wedding and honeymoon!

Holly said...

Great pics :) I think your gigantic beaver is a capybara - we have them at our zoo. Topher thinks they're huge mice!

Mrs Independent said...

I want a capybara! Glad you're feeling better. I can think of a lot more fun ways to get a core workout :)

Beth said...

You got some great shots! :D

Ok, fellow Seattlite, if you like zoos, I have to recommend Woodland Park Zoo, Northwest Trek (which is local animals, nothing terribly exotic, but still cool), and Deception Point (in Tacoma).

I am Megan said...

Yup, Holly is right, they are capybara's, and she is even more right about the mice. They are the largest living rodent on earth. Some people actually keep the as pets.

I find them slightly creepy. It looks like it would chew your toes off if it got out of its cage. haha