Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Trip to the Zoo - Part 4

Next we saw Macaws.

They were snubbing us.

Another sign warning us of peckish birds.
This is a dangerous zoo!

We visited a bird cage.

This is a Marabou stork, I think.

There were a lot of them.

At least these birds didn't seem to be the peckish kind.

I spotted a lazy hyena.

And we visited the giraffes.

Next we saw the alligators.
This one was really big and close to the glass wall.

We also saw a rhino.

And a Pygmy Hippo.

We saw the gorillas.
As I told you, one of them, Bokito, is (in)famous. He broke out one time and attacked a visitor. So now there are cameras everywhere and lots of signs to warn you that the gorillas are dangerous.

It started to rain, so I didn't take more pictures in the zoo. We saw some more animals, but finally decided to leave.

We visited a bookstore to see if they had books in rotterdam that they don't have in Groningen.
(They did! So I bought some books of course)

Then we traveled to Utrecht where we had dinner at Sumo.

After dinner we took a train home.
It was a really cool day out!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Trip to the Zoo - Part 3

After visiting the Oceanium we saw these iguanas.

This one had a lookout post in a tree.

More fish.
But these were fresh water fish, I think.

We also saw this really big tortoise.

And a big toad!

Another fishy picture.

An octopus!

I spotted this sign that had the famous gorilla Bokito on it while being hit by a snowball.
It said the polar bears were back.

There they are!

One of them was walking around.

The others were relaxing.
Probably tired from their snowball fight with Bokito.

This is some sort of groundhog, I think.

Next we visited Amazonia.

There were lots of butterflies in Amazonia.

And piranhas!
This sign is warning people that piranhas can bite. Seems like there are lots of bitey and peckish animals at this zoo.

Come back tomorrow for my final post about Blijdorp.

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Trip to the Zoo - Part 2

After we saw the Komodo Dragon we visited a Longhouse

There were creepy masks.

And this cool wooden bird!

Next I managed to see my distant relative at a closer distance.

Oh! An Oceanium.

There were puffins and other sea birds at the Oceanium.

They were feeding the birds when I was watching them, so I got to see them swim under water.

There were also lots of fish at the Oceanium.

And jellyfish!

Aren't they awesome!?

These sharks were relaxing at the bottom of the tank.

These are jellyfish that have sea anemones growing/living on them.

I found Nemo!

I think all the fish and other sea creatures were really cool

We spent a lot of time at the Oceanium, but finally moved on to see even more animals.

Tune in again tomorrow!