Today we took Emma to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC & had a great day. It actually rained on us most of the way there but when we arrived the clouds cleared up & the sun came out. As soon as we got on the interstate to come home, it started raining again, so we timed it perfect.
We ate lunch as soon as we got there (Emma didn't eat much = a few bites of her pb&j & few bites of apples) at the picnic tables & then we were off to see the animals. Emma wanted to feed, pet & ride/hold all of them until it came time to actually feed them. She wasn't fond of feeding the goats, especially the one who nearly jumped the fence to get the feed. I was really hoping to feed the giraffes but they ran out of feed by the time we got there so I just took a lot of pictures. They are just so cool. Emma's favorite were all the monkeys.
She did really good especially since she walked almost the entire time we were there but she started to melt about 1:30pm while we were at the elephant exhibit. We gave her a snack & some milk which helped but we knew so was close to being done. She starting saying, "somebody's tired" which is what we say to her all the time & asking to go "night night with yellow pacie" so we knew our day was done.
We let her pick out a small animal at the gift shop & she picked a really cute giraffe (named baby G), although she probably would have picked a monkey but she has a ton of them already so I tried to discourage another one. We all had a great time & we can't wait to take her back again soon.
The baboons were so funny, especially the baby
(which is on the shoulders of the large one)
The male lion decided it was time for the female to go away &
they started fighting as soon as we walked up.
As you can see, he won & she got down.
Monkeys swinging, they did all kinds of tricks for us.
On the carousel with Daddy
The aggressive goat that Emma would not feed.
My favorite, the giraffes
The babies were so cute.
Odd little monkey
An owl from the Carolina Rapture Center in Charlotte
The flamingos were cool too. They were more orange than pink & quite noisey.
Emma on a lizard
Emma on a turtle