The animals we did see

So after four cups of caffeine between the seven of us (you do the maths), we did eventually go and see the animals.

In no particular order, we covered koalas, giraffes, lions, a stripy tiger (tautology?), an ostrich (very fleetingly), gorilla, elephants, a sleeping bear, monkeys, zebras, tropical birds and kangaroos (also sleeping).

And in case you can’t tell the mammals apart in the photos…

1) Lion
2) Giraffes
3) Koala (can you see the little guy?)
4) Rick and Pete (in backpack)
5) None
6) Tiger
7) Peter
8) None

Angus had the best time running around with Nan (who is fitter than all the rest of us combined). The only animal he didn’t see was the bear, because he refused to go into “the bear cave.” Rick’s mum worked out later that it was because of the scary bear that chases the happy family in ‘We’re going on a bear hunt.’ I love how insightful my mother-in-law is and I love how my little boy can put two and two together.

Personally, I was quite taken with the giraffes. They seemed so – novel. Almost cartoonish. Like they’d been lifted straight out of some children’s book. Yup, if I’d won the door prize and had the option of taking an animal home with me, it would’ve been one of the giraffes.

And yes, the answer to my little quiz is five Mason boys. Good work, you guys.

(Hopefully my very kind father-in-law won’t mind that I’ve just referred to him as a ‘boy’ in the blogosphere…)

30 comments

Little Gumnut June 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Love the zoo! So many things to look at though, it takes a full day! Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting :) Have a great week!

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Pink Ronnie June 20, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I think we only covered 25% of the zoo!

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jaclyn @ thelateafternoon June 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

a visit to the zoo is always so fascinating! i used to love visiting the koalas and pandas as a kid, but the lion you saw looks pretty amazing!

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Pink Ronnie June 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I don’t think I’d ever been so close to a lion before! It was quite extraordinary.
I miss pandas…

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Su Chin June 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Lol.. I literally laughed when I read your comment on YGG. It was technically not sold out. Just that the seats I wanted were all gone… so hence, I did NOT lie.

I love the zoo. My favourites are elephants. And just like you, we zipped through ours.. but I hope to return one day, and have a nice picnic there..no zipping through. :)

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Pink Ronnie June 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Yeah I have plans to keep taking the boys there during school holidays when they’re older! :)

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jillian m. {coffee, light and sweet} June 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Really cool! This makes me want to go to the zoo! I haven’t been in ages…

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Pink Ronnie June 21, 2011 at 9:14 am

Yeah, you should go! It was so much fun!

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kristina@beancakes June 21, 2011 at 1:10 am

oh my gosh, these photos look like something straight out of national geographic! i love all of them! you had me thinking about the cups of coffee, hehe! i’m with you on the giraffe being the coolest ;) happy monday ronnie!
xo ~ baci ~ kristina

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Pink Ronnie June 21, 2011 at 9:28 am

Thanks Kristina! Yup, giraffes are the best!

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Galit June 21, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Oh wow!!! how fabulous!!! We just visited the zoo for my little Mili 3rd birthday. Shame I didn’t take some photos!!!
Being at the zoo with kids is the real thing! they make it all looks delightful and wondrous!

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Pink Ronnie June 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm

You’re right there Galit, it was just so fun seeing the zoo through Angus’ eyes! Rick’s mum, in particular, absolutely LOVED it.

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Amanda June 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I absolutely LOVE these photos. I MUST visit the zoo now haha :)

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Pink Ronnie June 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Thanks Amanda, and yes you must!

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Wendy McDonagh-Valentine June 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Such wonderful photos, Ronnie!! My youngest son has been asking to go to the zoo for a while now. School ends here this week for the summer break and he’s finally going to get his wish!! I agree with you about the giraffes. Aren’t they brilliant?!!? I can’t help but think they’re a reflection of God’s sense of humor!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 12:39 am

Yay! I hope you and your son have the best time! I’m definitely going back for the giraffes…
Ronnie xo

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MJ June 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I love the photos :). And zoos are a favorite with my daughter, though I get a little sad personally with the cages :). I agree with you on giraffes, there is something so quirky about them! Also I have to ask, do you have Japanese in you? As a half breed myself, I was just wondering :). I, too, LOVE Japanese food, all Asian really!

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 12:42 am

MJ, I know what you mean about the cages. Can’t imagine what it must be like for the poor animals. Haha, no I don’t have any Jap blood. I’m fully Chinese (as far as I’m aware anyway). i think I just love Jap food because it is simply just SO good.
Ronnie xo

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adele June 22, 2011 at 12:12 am

Such amazing photo’s! The zoo looks incredible.
Just discovered your blog & love it. Hope you stop by mine soon xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

Thanks for visiting adele – I shall definitely swing by.
Ronnie

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Gloria June 22, 2011 at 2:55 am

these photos are so lovely! i found the little koala :-)

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

Thanks Gloria. Koala was so adorable: just sleeping away…

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natasha {schue love} June 22, 2011 at 3:43 am

Wow, that first photo of the lion is pretty amazing! Looks like a stellar day at the zoo!

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

It was definitely a winner. Had we waited a day later, it would’ve been wet and miserable…

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annie June 22, 2011 at 6:34 am

oh i love the zoo!

gorgeous photos

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thx Annie!
Ronnie

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Miss B. June 22, 2011 at 11:41 am

Oh these pics are so darn cool! How funny that he wouldn’t go in the bear cave, I don’t blame him, bears can be scary;)

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Thx Miss B. Well apparently this bear was the tallest bear in the world (or something like that…)

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Danielle B June 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Hi! I just found your blog from mine, OMG, I love it! I can’t wait to check back in and see what’s up next!

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Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Oh, so glad you visited Danielle! Happy you like it here!
Ronnie xo

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