The Zoo

30 Apr

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law came into town from Indiana and we went to the Oregon Zoo and the Japanese Garden.  I took this as an opportunity to steal my dad’s pretty Nikon D60 and play around with it.  Mr. Soup took our point-and-shoot Nikon and got some shots of the Japanese Garden while I carried baby (WAY too hilly and full of steps for a stroller) and then I got free to take photos at the zoo (my favorite anyways).

I thought I would share some of them with you, as they were fun to take and I like to share them as well!  Warning – there are a lot of them!  Photos from the Japanese Garden to come tomorrow!

One of my favorite photos of my husband and his mom

One of my favorite photos of my husband and his mom

One of two bald eagles

Bald Eagle

My sister-in-law and an amusing zoo sign

My sister-in-law and an amusing zoo sign

Scary looking croc

Scary looking croc

I forget what kind of boar these were, but I *love* their hairdos.  And yes, they are really that color

I forget what kind of boar these were, but I *love* their hairdos. And yes, they are really that color

The baby elephant saying hi!

The baby elephant saying "hi!"

The cutest looking pair in the zoo

The cutest looking pair in the zoo

Tiger

Tiger

The meerkat totally was posing for me

The meerkat totally was posing for me

Tommys are one of my favorites...I loved watching them while working at Disney

Tommy's are one of my favorites...I loved watching them while working at Disney

I always knew giraffes were aliens

Giraffe's are totally aliens

A tern from the penguin enclosure

A tern from the penguin enclosure

It was apparently cleaning time after the lunch in the penguin enclosure.  All the penguins were preening

It was apparently cleaning time after the lunch in the penguin enclosure. All the penguins were preening

This little girl was SO excited to see the zebras.  I was glad when her dad gave me permission to take her photo!

This little girl was SO excited to see the zebras. I was glad when her dad gave me permission to take her photo!

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6 Responses to “The Zoo”

  1. kbreints April 30, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    Great pictures! You reminded me that it is past time to take the boys back!

    • mrssoup April 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

      Yes! All children should be exposed to the zoo as often as possible!

  2. Becky April 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    I want that hair. Stat.

    • mrssoup April 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

      It’s so fabulous, isn’t it?! In the next area over was a male….and either they shaved him or they run around nekkid. It was very amusing.

  3. Jen May 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Wow!! These photos (and the Japanese Garden too) are absolutely AMAZING!! I love the one of the tern.

    • mrssoup May 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

      Thank you so much. That means a lot!

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