Los Angeles Zoo

Ezra and Kurt thought it would be fun to go to the zoo, so we planned a trip during one of our weekends in California last May.  I think the last time I went to an actual zoo was back in the 6th grade so I was pretty excited.

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Took several candid couple shots. It’s my role as the best third wheel in the world.

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 We’re here!

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 Tickets were $18

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 This was where the gift shops were. We had fun playing around with the toys here

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 The zoo had a few animal encounter stations where guests can touch the animals and learn more about them

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One of my favorite areas was Muriel’s Ranch.  It seems to be popular with the kids too because you get to play with the animals here

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Ezra’s a huge Cuticle Detective Inaba fan so she gets excited when she sees goats

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 She even makes Don Valentino’s weird “sha sha sha” laugh when she sees them

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They had brushes available in the ranch so you can groom the animals

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The kids loved it

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You had to be careful though, because the goats liked to chew clothes (and any other loose fabrics – my camera strap for example)
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 Kurt had fun taking lots of footage of the animals

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We couldn’t find a white goat like Don Valentino, but Ezra found a light brown one that she figured was close enough.

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She didn’t seem to like Ezra very much
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She kept turning her back and walking awayIMG_3603

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 Poor Ez

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Ezra finally caught up to her when she stopped at the feeding station to eat

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 After this we dropped by the aviary

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 We found a giant nest and pretended to be birds

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With some elephants at the Asian exhibit

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The bird theater was nearby so we decided to catch the 2pm show:IMG_3697

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It wasn’t like other bird shows I’ve seen because the birds here were new performers

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They weren’t able do that many tricks yet. The trainers mostly wanted to get them used to being in front of an audience first

We spent the rest of our day walking around the park and looking at the different animals. I’m not going to bore you by listing all of them down, but here are a few pictures I took:

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IMG_3781Most of the big cats were sleeping

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Or hiding
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Hippo butt

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Kangaroo!  I’ve never seen a real one before

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It was my first time seeing a koala as well.  They were so cute and fuzzy~

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 They were all asleep though

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We dropped by the gorilla exhibit but unfortunately we didn’t see any gorillas there.  They must have been  sleeping or hiding behind the plants.

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I thought the sign was cool though.  I guess I can count this as one gorilla that we saw that day

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After walking around for several hours, we were ready to get off our feet and rest.  We took a few more pictures and videos around the area before leaving.  We decided to end this wonderful day by going for some delicious Korean barbecue for dinner 🙂

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