For our 4-year anniversary, The Boyfriend planned a lovely day at the zoo. (He knows me so well.) We went on a Monday morning, so we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. And the weather was nice & mild that day so most of the animals were out and active - and very entertaining!
Upon entering the gates, the first thing I noticed was the unusually high number of peacocks roaming the zoo's grounds. I'm used to seeing squirrels all over the place but peacocks? There were a few males, resting and grooming their feathers, but there were also a lot of females and the occasional baby. I'd never seen a baby peacock before - they look just like ducklings!
We got to the zoo just a few minutes before the bears' feeding time so we headed over to check them out. The polar bear was feeling more lazy than hungry, I guess.
The grizzlies, on the other hand, were going nuts diving in the water searching for the food their trainers hid. I'm glad there was a glass barrier to separate us - you don't want to come between a lady grizzly and her lunch!
Just as The Boyfriend was reading about the bald eagle's wing span, this guy decided to stretch out and show off for us. Sadly, he only had one wing to show. It's good to know he's living out a safe & cozy retirement at the zoo.
We wandered into Africa for a bit.
The big cats are always a fave for me. Someday, I will pet a lion. I don't know how or when, but someday...
...maybe it's the chub rolls on their little arms & legs.
One thing's for sure, these animals are definitely well-fed.