Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Just a Little More San Diego Zoo




 



Isn’t this just too appropriate?





 




What is it about flamingos that they manage to look
gorgeous and elegant and absolutely ridiculous 
all at the same time?








 
It is March, almost spring, so all of the animals had one thing on their minds. Yes, we were at the zoo during mating season. Sorry, no photos, but I do regret not snapping the flamingos in action. Talk about awkward! 







Because it was Sunday there were many families with school aged children and I overheard some interesting parent-to-child conversations while the animals were busy doing their spring thing. “No, honey, they aren’t fighting. That’s just the way monkeys play.” “You know how you like to wrestle with your friend, Jimmy? Well, that’s what those antelope are doing.” “I don’t know why all the boy ducks are chasing the girl duck. Let’s go get an ice cream.” I even heard one Mom at a monkey cage say “Quick, look away!”

The people were more interesting than the animals.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE THIS STATEMENT! "What is it about flamingos that they manage to look gorgeous and elegant and absolutely ridiculous all at the same time?" so true have had a secret thing for flamingos my whole life always torn though, the seasonal Laurinos display begs the question "is it tacky silly or whimsically pretty?"

    in regards to the above - we were there when the zebras were randy it still makes me blush to recall that scene...don't 'kids say the darndest things!"


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