Monday, August 20, 2012

More Elmwood Park Zoo

We spend a good part of Sunday at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA. Mommy heard that the 'Philly Phanatic' was going to be making an appearance, but since she had to work, it was just me and the kids. It's a small zoo, but a really good one. When you walk in, there's an open section that's set up to resemble a canyon. Perched up on some dead looking trees were about 20-30 Black Vultures, a few Golden Eagles, and a pair of Bald Eagles. Very cool.

Black Vutlures

Bald Eagle

I've never been this close to a Bald Eagle, I hope the appreciate how cool this is!

Eliana was a bit unsure about feeding the goats.

And of course the Philly Phanatic. It was chaos. We were nearly run down by mothers trying to get their kids photo with the Phanatic. Luckily, the guy in charge saw Evan waiting patiently and heard me say, "It'll be your turn soon." He grabbed the Phanatic and got us this picture. I think there's something to be said for being polite while everyone else in the crowd is being rude and pushy. Eliana did not want her photo taken, so she was hiding behind me.

Evan took this photo of me and Eliana.