Gorillas Behind Glass

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Watching Gorillas at L.A. Zoo

I left bright and early this morning for a day trip to the L.A. Zoo with my daughter and her family.  The photo shows two of my granddaughters watching gorillas behind glass.  Actually, it appears Eloise is checking out her new shoes and ignoring the gorilla's antics of swinging from the tree branches.  I'm not a huge fan of zoos, but that's another blog, but I must admit I was impressed with the improvements made since my last trip to said zoo in 1991.

Although the L.A. Zoo lags behind San Diego's, vast improvements have occurred in many of the animals' habitats.  Its smaller size makes it easy to see in a day and there's even a carousel for kids and adults so inclined, and yes, I was inclined.  I rode a giraffe next to my grandson's dolphin.  We just enjoyed the moment and although it would have made a memorable video, Thomas, the wise six year old said,  "Memories we have all our life, but Grammy you might erase a video."  

Well said, Thomas.  Thanks for a lovely memory I will have all my life.

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Rob Thomas
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Norma ...They are really cute ....It's always good to take in the zoo every now and then ....glad this one is getting better!

Aug 16, 2014 10:15 AM #1
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Rob - It was hot, but we arrived early and heaven knows it is fun to balance all the work we do with a day of pure fun every now and then.

Aug 16, 2014 10:17 AM #2
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Such cute kids, Norma. The zoo is such a magical place for kids and adults alike. Haven't been to the LA Zoo but our San Diego zoo is stellar

Jeff

Aug 16, 2014 01:23 PM #3
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Jeff - LA's zoo is still a work in progress, but improvements are being made.

Aug 16, 2014 01:28 PM #4
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Hi Norma, The best thing about any zoo is being close enough to go often. Animals are so facinating and when taking photos, capturing their personality is so much fun.

Aug 16, 2014 04:27 PM #5
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William - I was surprised by how long the animals held their attention.  My daughter has an annual membership so a day at the zoo is always an option

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Norma - I was not aware LA had a zoo.. so thanks for this post.  I have visited the San Diego zoo a couple of times.

Aug 17, 2014 01:12 PM #7
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Joan - Most people do not know there is a zoo in LA--it's overshadowed by more famous attractions such as Hollywood, Disneyland and the surf and sand.

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