Franklin Park Zoo
After a very big lunch of seven-course beef, we headed to Franklin Park Zoo with friends. These first few photos are rather misleading, because there were not, in fact, many animals on display. Winter must be tough on zoos. They still need to operate, but it’s hard to get excited about coming out into the cold when they have stowed most of the animals away and out of the cold. Which is a point of major confusion for me: exactly where are the lions, zebras, and giraffes? Are they in storage? How does that work?
Anyway, to the animals we did see. These are Australian finches.
Here I am outside the bird house. It was one of the few fully-operational sections.
The lemurs were out and completely unaware that it’s winter.
Linus enjoyed them, although they brought out a seriously furrowed brow when he first spotted them. Why are those toys moving around?!
You can’t see the gorillas that the Tran men are studying here.
This is inside the “rain forest.” That giant contraption on the left is Tanya wearing a backpack containing two-year-old Hannah.
Here are the Tran men outside of the farm animal section. Linus is toasty in his little bear suit.
Not exactly exotic, but Linus enjoyed seeing this cow. I suppose to him, everything outside of our house is still exotic.
This was a very fine goat. Handsome.
These goats were very interested to meet Linus. Good thing his fingers were trapped inside.
A tapir. Yen said, “I’ll bet it’s delicious.”