Took the kids to the Elmwood Park Zoo to see one of Santa's Reindeer. Turns out, if you can stand the cold, Winter is one of the best times to go to the zoo! Hardly anyone there! (I don't do well in crowd situations.) So it was perfect, we got to take our time checking out the animals.
A Barred Owl checks us out.
A Golden Eagle looking regal.
Evan checks out the rooster cage.
I think this is the closest I've ever seen a wolf.
They ALWAYS find the ice.
North American Bison.
This Cougar came and sat right by the fence. Poor kitty has had cataracts since being 11 months old and is now basically blind.
And here's the reindeer! Eliana didn't want to go up for a photo, but Evan was a really good big brother and took her hand so she wouldn't be scared.