Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lions and rhinos and goats, oh my!

On Friday, we decided to take an impromptu *Family Fieldtrip* to the African Lion Safari, just outside of Toronto. It was a bright and sunny day, perfect for mingling with the animals. We drove through 9km of game reserves that included animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas, but disappointingly, no elephants! Apparently, the only way to see the pachyderms is to watch their show, *Elephant Roundup.* After the hour-long tour, we didn't have the energy to stick around for it. Maybe next time.

Of course, I took a million photos. Here's a sample of a few of my favourites:

before heading on the safari, we stopped for a visit with the goats...hilarious, isn't it?

And now for some fun facts:
a giraffe's tongue is about 18 inches long!

rhinos love mudbaths but can't roll over because of their protruding spine.

did you know the ostrich's brain is smaller than its eyeball?

king of the jungle overlooking his pride...lions sleep for 15-20 hrs a day...what a life!

African Lion Safari is now closed for the season, but if you're ever in Southern Ontario, you should definitely plan a visit!

6 comments:

Johnny October 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

Great pictures. Goats are funny.

phonelady October 11, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

Yes nice photos and the one with your son and the goat too cute .

Faiza October 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

so much fun! and thank you for the giraffe eye candy!

Micaela October 12, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

what great pictures for a fun afternoon! i'm loving the one with the goat :) hilariously adorable!!!

ps. YES, you must see "love story." have a box of tissues ready... it's gets me every single time :)

Marz October 12, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

OMG your son is sooooo adorable! :) I absolutely love Rhinos! Such beautiful creatures! I love going to the zoo, I would def. love it at African Lion Safari!

bklyn76 October 12, 2010 at 11:47 PM  

@Johnny & phonelady, thanks!

@Faiza, all my giraffe pics are for you!

@Micaela, watched Oprah and put Love Story on hold at the library b/c of youi!

@Marz, the rhinos were majestic! So large and amazing! Indy hasn't been to the zoo yet. That's on our list though.

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