This past weekend the wife and I packed up the kids and traveled to our old stomping grounds of Toronto to visit friends and check out the Toronto Zoo. I love the zoo and haven't been in many years, so it was great to go back and revisit old favourites like the polar bears and tigers, as well as check out the new additions like the giant pandas. I don't think the 4-month old really appreciated it, but the 3 and a half year old really enjoyed certain parts. The jelly fish tank was a big hit, as was the camel ride.
I think his favourite part of the whole weekend was the elevator in the hotel, though. He's 3 and a half, what are you going to do?
Here's a few pictures. I wish I had more but it's tough to juggle a camera and a toddler.
I love tigers. The zoo has 2 that they keep in cages on opposite sides of the walking trail. The first time I went many years ago the female was in heat and the male was trying to get at her through the cage. It was both awesome and terrifying.
|Look! We're riding a camel. For reference, camels are way more uncomfortable than horses.|
I have no idea how someone can spend weeks crossing a desert on one of these things.
|This one's my favourite. Credit goes to my good friend (and photographer extraordinaire) Jason Salvatori.|
|Random zookeeper with an owl. She told us not to come too close or it would bite us.|
And they let these things deliver letters to children???
|Panda sighting! I actually have a better picture but I can't find it, must be on my wife's phone.|
Anyway, pandas are the laziest f***ing creatures on the face of the planet. They just look like fat guys in furry costumes sitting around eating all day.
|This is from the hotel room. My son has decided he likes Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering. |
He mostly just dumps the cards and dice into piles, but it's a start!