We went on an exciting and hilarious trip to a safari on the weekend! Let me tell you, it was possibly the most fantastic thing ever experienced by humankind. We saw things… very incredible things.
If only I had pictures. We’ve been trying to upload them for three days now, but for some reason it is not working. So you will just have to take my word for it…
edit: Here they are! I uploaded them from work instead. I’ll try to add some more write up about this later.
All J wanted to see was a baby elephant. Ta dah! We saw so many elephants, but they were some of the few animals who were fenced in (as opposed to free roaming in the park). I think that’s probably for the best.
There were deer everywhere. So exotic. It felt just like home! They pooped everywhere just like at home, too.
These bad-asses were also all over the place. We drove by very very carefully.
The giraffes were also fenced in, so we didn’t get very close. I’m not sure if they can even bend down to the car window anyway.
So. Many. Llamas. It was impossible to get them away from the car.
The lions were just hanging out on the road. We closed our windows…
We got a lucky shot of this guy making a real lion face.
These camels were quite literally coming into the car to eat our carrots. I’ve never taken so many close-ups of animal snouts in my life.
There were several sections where rivers/ponds flowed right over the road. I thought maybe it was an accident at first, but after the third or fourth time driving through 2 feet of water, I realized that they just don’t care about this kind of thing here.
A mixed up herd of bulls and water buffalo. There was a lot of inter-species mixing at the safari… maybe next time we can see herds of buffabulls and llamoats.
J was convinced that these crocs were just statues. They weren’t helping to convince her otherwise, since they didn’t move this whole time.
I’m about 90% certain that this tiger wasn’t dead.
There were herds of zebras everywhere too. Brad has about 7 macro shots of their nostrils. It was awesome.
This little monkey was so hilarious. We fed him about 7 bananas.
We thought the one monkey was cute and unique until we drove around the corner to…. Monkey land!!
All the mommies and babies were adorable. Unfortunately, to me, it just looks like santa claus breastfeeding. Cannot unsee.
Heading down towards some hippos. My favourite!
This hippo was just hanging out, eating some kind of dust. I’ve never been so close to one before!
In the walking area of the safari, there was a large bird house with so many beautiful birds. This one was singing, too.
More llamas, literally in the car with us.
There were a lot of kiddie rides – and for some reason our kids were the only ones around for a while, so they got some exclusive time on them all.
B especially loved the birds. I think he was seriously considering smuggling this one home.
The jaguars were beautiful.
B got his picture taken with a lion cub. So sweet! We were questioning the ethics of this, but we paid our 2 bucks to do it anyway.
We also got pics with the orangutan baby – he was so cute and fuzzy!
This is right about when B actually said the words “My monkey”.
Riding a tiger. Need I say more?
There was a whole underwater park, but we only got as far as the penguins before the kids started losing it. We headed home after this.
There was a “march of the penguins”-style narrative going on in this aquarium, plus a horrifically racist “family photo” of an Inuit family in their “igloo”. Funny to be on the other side of that coin now.