After we returned from the U.S., we decided to buy passes for the Lisbon Zoo. They basically pay for themselves after just two visits, and this way, we can go several times over the next few months, and not feel pressured to see and do it all in one day. We have already been twice, and will be going again this coming Tuesday for our next field trip! Here are my top ten pictures from our first two zoo trips (both with the Meyer family):
Group picture just inside the entrance holding some pretty birdies! Notice that Biruk is not holding a bird -- he was a little too scared...
But the next time we went, Biruk was so brave and agreed to let a bird sit on his shoulder for a picture of the 3 boys together! I just love this picture and how it captures each boy's personality so perfectly!
The zoo has a bird show with trained birds, including several birds of prey. That was very cool.
There is also a dolphin show, of Sea World quailty I am told. After seeing this show, Alex informed me he wants to be a dolphin trainer when he grows up.
One of the most unique features of this zoo is the teleférico, or cable car ride. It takes you all around the zoo so you can view the animals from up above! The kids love it, of course!
And now for a few animals:
Rhino (I am curious what happened to his horn. I wonder if he was a poaching victim.)
I just realized that all my animal pictures are African animals! I guess that reveals my bias.