Saturday, May 23, 2009

Buin Zoo

Friday we went to the zoo at Buin. I much prefer this zoo to the one in Santiago - I like the layout better and the enclosure seem better to me. Our family loves spending time at the zoo so it was fun day for everyone. This was the first time that Aidan seemed to take notice of the animals. When we first got there, he was almost shocked at seeing all these creatures. He kept staring at the monkeys climbing around. But then he got used to the action and really seemed to enjoy himself. His favourites were the fish swimming in the tanks.

Kirsi was so much fun, too. She's always loved the zoo but this time she seemed to be super into the animals, what their names were and what they were doing. She loved talking about the jaguars and the guinea fowl. By the way, she still bypasses the baboons (she hasn't forgotten her traumatic baboon screaming experience over a year ago). Her favourite exhibit was the reptile one - she loved looking for the snakes, lizards, iguanas, tortoises, etc. hiding in their enclosures.


Spider monkey:

In the aquarium, Aidan's favourite part:

Kirsi also had a great time petting the animals in the petting zoo. She was a little nervous but when Daddy got down to pet them with her, she really enjoyed it. Aidan, on the other hand, hated petting the animals or getting too close to them. He totally backed off and refused to touch them.

Aidan just hanging out, looking at everything:

There are more pictures on our Photobucket site if you'd like to see more.
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