Iris wrote down one fact about most of the animals she saw. Here she is learning that Sumatran Tigers eat the kind of animal that lives in the enclosure right behind her!
Here, kitty, kitty!
This is an Asian Porcupine. They are huge! And so cool looking. I had never seen a porcupine before, so this was probably my favorite animal of the day.
The Siamangs. They put on a fun show for the crowd gathered around.
Iris with the Asian Elephants. If you look closely, you will notice the elephant started to pee just as I snapped the photo. Tee hee.
Iris took this photo of the sharks in the giant tank.
The Arctic Foxes were "cuuuuuuuuuuuute!"
Where to next?
Iris by the Sea Otter enclosure.
I snapped this photo as we headed out to our car to get lunch. See? Absolutely gorgeous day!
One other highlight of the trip that I didn't get photos of was getting to her the zookeepers give a talk at the North Pacific tank in the aquarium. We learned all kinds of interesting facts about the animals that inhabit the water all around us, like Spiny Dogfish, which is a kind of shark, and Sunflower Starfish. They were feeding the Spiny Dogfish anchovies right out of their hands.
We had a blast, but agreed that we missed Eloise and wished she had come along. I thought about pulling Eloise out of school to bring her but wanted it to be a special trip just for Iris. Oh, well. Next time we'll bring her!