The Oakland Zoo

Ella has a cold (again) so I decided not to take her to My Gym. It was a pretty decent day, so I took Ella to the Oakland Zoo. Ella has been talking about the zoo a lot and the Oakland Zoo is a sweet zoo that’s good for little ones. When we arrived, we went straight to the petting zoo (Ella loves goats) and then we checked out an alligator, an otter, and some snakes and lizards. Ella then told me that she wanted to see big animals so we went and saw some giraffe, tigers, elephants, monkeys, meerkats, zebras and I’m sure a few others that I can’t remember at the moment. Ella was really terrific and so excited to see all the animals. After the animals, we went to the little rides section and we rode the train and the carousel. On the way back to the car, there was a little park with a hippo tunnel and an elephant slide. Ella played really hard there. There were some other kids there – bigger kids, and Ella held her own. It was cool to watch. Tonight, we ate a great dinner and then Mommy made a huge bowl of popcorn and the three of us watched “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. What a great fun day and night.

Walking down the hallway on the way to the zoo.

Ella brushing a goat that she named Tony.

Kind of cool, kind of terrifying. Here is an underwater shot of a huge alligator with Ella’s beautiful reflection in the window.

Ella in the meerkat tunnel. She was mesmerized by these little creatures.

We watched this giraffe adjust it’s long legs so that it could drink. What beautiful animals.

Here’s the cool elephant slide.

On her way into the hippo tunnel


One Response to “The Oakland Zoo”

  1. merilee says:

    Just adorable. What was that bird fight? I love the way Ella spoke to the meercats. Love you. Mom

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