It’s springtime at the zoo, as is evidenced by the many baby animals. Today was The Boy’s 2nd birthday so I spent the morning at the zoo with him (and a friend). He loves it there and we go often. I love that we have passes so we can spend the morning there and not worry about seeing everything because we’ll be back in a week or two. We were there a couple of weeks ago, hoping to see a baby giraffe, but the mother was still pregnant (2 weeks overdue). We were lucky enough to see that baby today.
We also saw the baby hippo (which was born in January) and a number of baby monkeys and ducklings. The hippos were the highlight of my day. It looked like the mother was teaching the baby how to walk around in the water. She kept pushing him around in circles.
We also stopped at some exhibits that we haven’t noticed before, like the turtles. The Boy was really excited about them. I think they were his favorite animal today.
When we left, we took a quick detour and rode the Balboa Park Train. That was a new experience for the both of us and was quite exciting for a two-year-old. It’s a small train and the price is $2 per person. The ride takes about 5 minutes and is quite cute. I can’t say we’ll do it all the time, but it might be worth a ride again sometime in the future.
Hopefully we’ll be back with a bunch of different adventures next week, as it’s spring break and there are plenty of things my kids want to do.