Brian wanted to take N2 to Brookfield Zoo during the winter because he really likes going there. We decided to take them the Saturday after Christmas and invited Brian's family to go with us. There was supposed to be a high of 50! It was a beautiful day to be outside and see the animals. Surprisingly there weren't too many people there. People decided to come later in the day for the zoo lights that they do. Apparently it was packed and the parking lots were full! Glad we left at 3 when we did!
We saw pretty much all the animals at the zoo (minus several of the houses) and a lot of them really pretty active, like the wild dogs. The first thing they wanted to see were the giraffes but also wanted to see the bats. I was surprised they wanted to see the bats, but they were really interested in them. After seeing the giraffes we went to see the okapis (there was a male calf born earlier this year but none of the okapis were in the outer area for us to see them) and instead my kids were infatuated with the dwarf crocodile. Natalie got nose to nose with the crocodile (with glass in between). The crocodile had opened his eye and seemed to be keeping an eye on her but she wasn't afraid!
Natalie was wearing her new panda sweatshirt from Grandma and Grandpa Weidner today. I had to take some pictures because she was so cute!
It was such a fun day at the zoo! Beautiful weather and active animals makes a great combination!