A butterfly landed on Angie's dress while she sat on the rock. She was determined to be still enough for another one to visit her - she wanted a picture! Unfortunately, there was no repeat performance, so we'll just hold the picture in our memories.
Steven was quite fascinated with the "bu'erflies!"
We always love to watch the polar bears - we can't make a trip without going to tell them hello! This trip, though, they were especially playful and greatly enjoyed the children standing by the windows. They would take a deep breath and dive to the bottom of their pool to come and play.
We had learned about the African Jackass penguin, so named because of its braying. In all of our visits to the zoo, though, we'd never heard their sound. Today we did, and they were definitely appropriately named! Here's a brief sample...
Typically when we go to the zoo, the sea lions are either in the middle of a show or off doing something else. Today, though, they were available and very interactive. Olivia discovered that trainers aren't the only ones the sea lions do tricks for! This sea lion performed tricks over and over, I think in hopes of a treat!