Monday, May 28, 2007

A Trip To The Zoo

I splurged and purchased another annual pass to the Hogle Zoo last Friday. The girls didn't have school, so we made arrangements to spend the morning at the zoo with a couple of friends.

The new exhibit is the 'Ghost of the Bayou' which is a white alligator. It's not the same as an albino alligator, because albino's have NO pigmentation, while the white alligator has pigmentation in it's eyes, but not the rest of its body. They are very rare because their white skin doesn't allow them to hide from predators very well, plus they sunburn very easily!

The picture of the entire alligator makes me chuckle because it looks like a toy alligator. It just doesn't look real!

We also attended a bird show, and I got this awesome photograph of a Bald Eagle.

The girls seemed to enjoy themselves. The Princess was particularly happy to have friends to play with.



Blogger Deb said...

Linked to you from Lara's blog - another Utahn here - only further north! We love Hogle Zoo! Can't wait to take the kids this summer and see that white alligator - do you know how long it will be there?

PS: I teach 1st grade - I'll have to listen to some of their hand rhymes and see if any are different than what you have listed. I'll let you know. . .

6:30 AM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

I'm a firm believer in the annual zoo pass!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

Love the zoo. Missing being close to one, hoping to be able to head up to SLC this summer sometime. That alligator looks way cool!

9:52 AM  

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