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Omaha Zoo Date

A couple of weeks ago we took a trip up to the Omaha zoo with Oma, Aunty K, cousin R, and R's Grammy. It was a lot of fun and I only wish there had been more time in the morning, since we only saw a small fraction of what Henry Doorly has to offer. It was a beautiful day to go, too, since we've had a lot of heat and humidity, and if I remember correctly, it didn't even start to get hot until around lunch-time. Here are a few pictures from our trip.
Here is Anikka getting right next to the polar bear. Poor guy, I always feel bad for the animals who are from a totally different climate. I bet he was so hot! She sure enjoyed seeing him up close, though. It looks like a cub, but the angle of the camera is off. He was quite enormous!
This is in the Desert Dome exhibit, which is above the Kingdoms of the Night. Both are very neat, but the desert exhibit is much more 'up close and personal' and Lukka was literally a foot or two away from that sweet duck.
This is also a deceiving picture, since just where the cement starts near that rhino's hooves is a large 5-6 foot deep ditch that is about 4 feet wide. We are just on the opposite fence. I have never seen the rhinos so close to the fence before, so I had to snap a couple pictures of them. They look docile but they're huge. Wouldn't want to get in his way.
Lukka loved the exhibits on all of the gorillas, monkeys, orangs, etc. and this was a fun thing for him to do. He even told me to 'take my picture!' so of course I obliged.
Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to see the Madagascar exhibit, which is the newest area in the zoo, and my favorite, the Aquarium. I love going to the aquarium every time we're there, it never gets old for me. Oh well, not seeing everything in one day just means you have to go back again. If you're a Lincoln Zoo member, your card gets you 50% off, too!
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What's your local zoo? Are you a member?

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