One new-to-us feature was the SkyFari. It was basically a ski-lift that you ride over the zoo. Dad and Mom said they’d stay with the little girls and go through the butterfly exhibit, so Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, Mary, and I went to catch a ride.
It was an interesting feeling being airborne over exhibits. You became very aware of not wanting to lose anything to the ground which was a good distance away. John and Anna were in the seat ahead of us, and Jesse and Mary behind.
Joseph and I were a team and enjoyed the quiet, relaxing ride across the zoo.
As the SkyFari came to the half way point, we were right over the rhino exhibit. This rhino was wallowing in the mud. Rhinos do this to cool off, and it was a hot day, close to 90 degrees.
This little guy looked longingly at the leaves which were out of his reach.
Grandma and Grandpa having snack time with the grandgirls.
One of our favorite sections of the zoo is the aquarium. The penguins are especially cute, and we had quite a bit of time in that section, because we were waiting for Dad and Mom to join us. They rode the SkyFari after we did.
The others had moved on around the corner, and this was neat shot in a bubble window.
A penguin close up.
Joseph took the pictures here in the overhead aquarium.
It makes me glad there is glass between me and it.
Jellyfish. Another of Joseph’s photos.
Mom’s favorite part of our trip was actually these guys, Silvery Lutungs. See how the baby was catching its ride mid-air?
The mom swung with that baby, and then it hopped off, and the next one got a ride.
This suspended bridge held memories for the younger five from our trips when they were little. Abby got to experience it with Aunt Anna.
John enjoyed himself too.
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”