Today was my mom's birthday and it also happened to be the day the assisted living facility where she lives had planned an outing to the zoo. And since there was room for one more they let me tag along :)
Look at how bored and grumpy this orangutan looks:
But look what happens when he finds himself with an audience! Hee!
This pair of rhinos look as dry and dusty as the ground where they're resting. Did you know they are hunted senselessly for their horns only? Their meat and hides are left to rot.
They say cats sleep for at least 20 out of the 24 hours in a day. At least this snow leopard lazily opened her eyes for the camera!
You can see why the staff at the zoo have nicknamed this seal "Flounder":
And lastly here's a pic of the birthday girl - I think her smile says it all!
So incredibly thankful for days like these :)