Thursday, October 1, 2009

We are like these monkeys...


Okay, we are lame. Seriously, I work, Cody studies, we eat....YEP! That is about it! We pretty much look like these monkeys by the time our day is over! Unfortunately, each week I come and sit down at my blog and try to think of something to write, and, nothing comes!
I did do something last week while Cody was studying, though! I thought I would share this picture of the spider monkeys at the Omaha Zoo. Seriously, this zoo is AMAZING! It puts Hogle Zoo to shame...maybe you Utahn's should come and visit...you know who you are! Every animal you can get soooo close to, it is crazy! I went for a short trip with a neighbor, Jaime, and her little man, Gabe. We had such a blast. We only went to the Aquarium, giraffes, seals and the monkey building. (Seriously, it is a BUILDING...it has THREE levels...crazy!) The aquarium is unreal. They have everything there from penguins (did you know that emperor penguins are born with BROWN, long fur and are as big as their parents in only weeks?) to jellyfish(so awesome!) to seahorses(yes, they really exist!) to sharks...big, scary sharks. I was seriously afraid they were going to come through the glass and bite my head off...it was totally freaky how close you can get to them.
In all of the exhibits they have these certain areas with inverted sections that you can literally be IN the tank/cage of the animal. It is so creepy! The penguins swim right up to your face and under you, the gorillas sit on your head! ahh!

In the monkey building there was a baby gorilla who I just wanted to cuddle with. He was sleeping on a zoo keeper's chest, wearing a diaper and drinking a bottle...just like a real baby! His momma wasn't too comfortable being in the same cage as him, so sad, so the zoo keepers have to raise him.
Okay, the by far most entertaining part of my trip to the zoo was the spider monkeys. They were in trees above a swarm of fish...seriously like 1000. Jaime wanted me to bring some bread to feed them, and I was so skeptical. Seriously? I am not five. WELL....I GUESS I AM INSIDE! It was so awesome, you would throw a piece of bread to them and they would snatch it out of the water below and chow it down. All of the fish would trample eachother to try and get it but the monkeys were to speedy. This is our favorite monkey....

He would snatch a piece of bread, savor every bite, and right when he was done he would throw his hand up in the air like he was asking for another piece! HE WOULD NOT PUT IT DOWN UNTIL WE THREW HIM ANOTHER ONE! It was hilarious! He stared right at us forever until we finally ran out of bread! Everyone around was watching us feed him, it was the highlight of my day!
I can't wait to go to the zoo with Cody, I know he will love it, and I can't wait to see the rest of the animals! I am definitely taking bread with me!

4 comments:

Barratt Family said...

That zoo sounds amazing! we definitely have to go when we come to visit!

Marjie said...

Wow, really?? It looks and sounds like an amazing zoo--I'll be there as soon as I can.

Emilee said...

I was wondering what happened to your up to date posts. That doesn't even compare to Zoo Montana, there is a tiger that you might get to see and a bear and otters and a special barnyard area! Can you hear my sarcasim? Really I do like Zoo Montana you just can't expect too much, it's a nice place to walk around and enjoy an afternoon. My kids think it's great (maybe because the only other zoo they have been to is Hogle Zoo when Jake was 3 and Colton was 2).

Brian and chelsea said...

Wow - I've been to a lot of different zoos, and this one sounds like one of the best! Very fun to read.