On Friday I met up with my friend Ginny and her two boys at the San Francisco Zoo. This was our (Clara and my) first time at this zoo and we liked it a lot. The Oakland Zoo (which we went to just a few weeks ago) is pretty different so it was interesting to compare the two zoos. I can't say that I like one better than the other - I liked that Oakland had elephants and asian sun bears but I liked that San Francisco had polar bears, hippos, and penguins.
One of the coolest things was seeing this mama kangaroo hopping around with a joey in her pouch. I've never seen that before and it was fascinating.
Me, Clara, Ginny, Max and Ollie. I can't believe that when we first met Ollie was younger than Clara is now. I remember playing board games with Ginny and Jason just a few days before Max was born and holding Max when he was just a few days old and now she is expecting their third baby. We are excited for them and wish they still lived close by.
Tigers are so beautiful. But frightening. This is the zoo where just a few years ago a tiger got out of his cage and mauled a visitor to death (but in the tiger's defense, the visitor he mauled was some thug kid who had been taunting the poor tiger).
Who doesn't love penguins? They have to be the cutest bird ever. If I was an animal, maybe I would be a penguin.
Clara was obsessed with Ollie. I brought her stroller but she mostly wanted to just be walking around chasing after Ollie and calling his name even though Max is closer to her in age (Max is about 8 months older than Clara I think).
American River Otters - SO cute and fun. Maybe I would be a river otter instead of a penguin.
The baboon needed a nap - this was a yawn even though it looks like a roar.
Clara is now officially obsessed with zoos and keeps asking for the "animals".