Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's a Zoo Out There!

Welcome Willy!

Today we went to the zoo and enjoyed the 75 degree (and non-rainy) weather!
It was so nice to see everyone out and about,
let the kids burn off some of their cooped up energy,
and we got to see a surprise animal- the zoo's new male elephant Willy!!!

The Cleveland Zoo has been working on the new elephant exhibit called Elephant Crossing
for the better part of 2 years, expanding the area and adding new animals to the herd.
This is the first time that we have had a bull elephant since 1962 
and the zoo hopes to breed the elephants in the future.

The kids and I have been looking forward to this exhibit since they started construction
but the opening day is May 5th,
so it was quite a surprise to see Willy in front and the girls in the back!

Here are some other photos of our trip where the kids met a screech owl named Hooty,
visited Austrailian Adventure with the kangaroos,
and toured the Lorakeet Aviary!
It's Tiring to be Carried!
Kangaroo Hop
Screech Owl Lesson

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