I can’t believe we waited this long to bring the kids to the zoo. Right now they really love looking at animals in books and they know alot of the sounds they make so I just knew this was going to be a great age to take them. I was so excited for their reactions to see real LIVE animals. Not to mention we have been having great zoo weather!
I think tigers are probably the most popular animal in our household….with no influences from momma & daddy, I promise! So when I realized the tiger exhibit was the first one, I was anxious to show them and hoped that the tigers were awake.
At the second exhibit, the tiger was walking straight towards us. Notice the body language:
Sloan & Rocco – watching & maybe even leaning in a bit
Madden – If he wasn’t strapped in, I know he would have been out of that wagon SO fast!
Jagger – Also wanting to jump out the wagon. Make no mistake even though he was pointing at the tiger, I will tell you he was crying all the while saying “Tiger, Tiger!”
I really wish I had video footage of this. The pic just doesn’t do it justice.
After the tiger scare, Jagger did pretty well with the rest of the animals. Madden, on the other hand, did not. He was just a little uneasy of every moving non-human. This was a bit of a surprise to us because he is not usually frightened so easily.
What a great memory this zoo trip is! Can’t wait to make many many more! Maybe we’ll go to the New Orleans Zoo next time.