Last Sunday, Sheldon and I went to the zoo with our nieces and his sister. Our goal was to see the new baby elephant, Malee. Sadly we didn't make it there until around 3 and many of the animals were sleeping because it was so late in the day. The new elephant enclosure was amazing!! I can't wait until we get to go back later when it's nice outside. I told Sheldon we had to go back around 10am next time.
Little Malee was sleeping in the shade between her mother and aunt (the dad lives in Tulsa) so she was hard to get photos of. You can kind of see her under the trunk of the elephant in the foreground.
They really enjoyed feeding the ducks and taking photos with the statues around the zoo.
The highlight of my day was finding the peacock that roams freely around the park. He got really close to me which was exciting! I wanted him to spread his tail, but didn't want to piss him off so we just left him alone. I LOVE peacocks! They are just so beautiful.
The Lion water fountain has always been a favorite of mine at the zoo. They retire them and sell them occaisionally and I would love to get my hands on one some day. Weird dream to have, I know. I have a soft spot in my heart for the rescued bald eagles. One was shot and another was hit by a semi so they can't fly, but they're still so regal looking. Since I was a little girl, I've always loved watching the prarie dogs. There were a lot of babies this time, so cute!
There were a lot of animals we didn't get to see. The girls got restless really fast and we had to leave before we went through the whole park.
If you haven't been to the Oklahoma City Zoo, I highly recommend it if you are visiting. It's really big and has great facilities. They update something every year and it's been really exciting to see it grow over the years.