Another day at the zoo

We headed to Southwick's Zoo today, just myself and the younger two boys.  We walked all around the zoo checking out the baby animals, taking a train ride through the elk forest, and seeing what was new for this year.

We just love visiting in the spring and seeing all the new baby animals too.

We've been coming to Southwick's Zoo for 8 years and it's amazing to watch how much it grows and transforms from year to year.  New rides, attractions, exhibits and animals.  They're constantly working to make it a better zoo and it shows.

We had a great day and learned even more about the animals.  Alec talked to several zoo keepers set up around the zoo and got to see a gorilla hand, foot and skull up close.  We got to examine a giraffe's skull and compare one of their vertebrae with ours.

It was great.

It was also pretty hot in the sun and it was crowded so by 1 o'clock my boys were ready to call it quits.

 learning about the giraffe

Alec loves the birds

White Rhinoceros

The new baby lions are already very big

We love seeing the peacock in "full bloom"

The hedgehog is awake!
A new baby monkey

The little baby lemur is getting a ride

Baby Jacob's sheep

Learning about the importance of an opposable thumb

Checking out the reptiles
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