My two boys have been getting along very well for the three weeks that they have known each other. However, after a mini episode from my two-year-old dealing with his parental attention getting cut in half, we decided to take a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo on the Labor Day holiday.
Mark talked about Monkeys! all the way to the zoo. Fortunately, the primates stayed in Indy while the penguins shipped off to Galveston.
The Kodiak bears moved about nicely and occupied a good deal of our early visit. My two new Sigma lenses accompanied me on this trip including a new long zoom lens which proved useful in the Elephant area.
We also enjoyed the Tigers (although their performance rested more heavily upon their reputation than their antics), the plains animals, and the dinosaurs (White Rino).
The biggest hit for both of us had to be the new baby elephant. The baby girl (still nameless) weighs in at 266 pounds (and I thought Adam was a big baby!). Elephants, unlike humans, are able to consume grass, run, and twirl within the first week according to my keen observations.
Enjoy some pictures of the new elephant.
The day couldn't have been more fun (or nicer weather) and after sucking up hours of attention and numerous piggy-back rides, Mark enjoyed a nap on the way home. I enjoyed this great time in the sun and the opportunity to snap some pictures.