Although giraffes were certainly the highlight of our zoo visit, we saw a range of other animals there. The baby meerkat was cute:
But it was even more interesting watching the meerkats work together, with the sentinel keeping a close eye on all of the spectators. It’s an interesting feeling being watched as you watch:
Sydney was quite taken with this blue-eared pheasant, and he seemed to be adding to his “to have when we settle down” list of birds by the hour. Something tells me I won’t get to lead an ordinary Midwestern life (tidy lawn, kids walking to school, basketball in the driveway) if Sydney has anything to do with it.
We arrived at the pelicans’ home to find them clustered together and eagerly awaiting their dinner. The grey herons gathered, too, so that they could snatch anything the pelicans dropped. Watching the pelicans wiggle, toss, and stretch so as to help the fish slide down their throats apparently made an impression on Katherine. She told me all about it on our walk to nursery this morning–with actions!
Our last stop was at the penguins’ pen. They were, I think, the only ones in the zoo who didn’t find London a bit chilly that day.
On our walk home, Nathaniel let his no-nap personality ring throughout Regent’s Park, so Sydney did a lot of herding while I stood laughing. Katherine being Katherine, she decided to help.
Lest anyone wonder where such a sweet boy got his stubbornness:
Oops, off again: