Sunday, October 14, 2012

Safari Park, Guangzhou

Today we spent most of the morning at a local zoo.  It's actually called the Chimelong Safari Park and is owned by an entertainment company that has a water park and a circus in Guangzhou.  It was a very nice zoo with most animals in their natural habitats rather than cages or behind glass enclosures. We started the outing by doing their Safari on Wheels which is a trek through an open wilderness area on a tram.  You can also drive a car through as well.  There was a good variety of animals from reas to bears to giraffes to zebras to elephants, hippos, and gazelles.  (Plus a lot more.)  The remaining time we spent doing the walking trails through the zoo.  Most of the exhibits were set up so they were very close to walkways so you could really see the animals.  Many had keepers out and about interacting with the animals or had a feeding station so you could buy food for the animals.  When I talked to the kids back home this morning, they were a little shocked we were going to the zoo.  (Mostly because they were missing out, I think.)  So these photos are for them-enjoy the zoo!


Guess who decided the stroller was okay?

And guess who has decided he doesn't need his three "must have" toys?  They got covered up by a blanket last night so when we went out for supper, they just got left behind.  He wanted them when he went to bed but I stuck them in Derek's backpack once he fell asleep and he hasn't asked for them.  Derek also thought it would be a good idea to buy him a backpack so he could take his stuff with him.  Maybe that has helped him feel like he has his stuff with him.


Kathy C. said...

Nice zoo photos.

Lisa Pomajzl said...

Fun to see your progress with Zeke!

Hilary Marquis said...

looks like a very fun day. Yay for progress with the little guy. Those little steps are huge! Hang in there, mommy, you're halfway home =)