Thursday, March 31, 2011

Animal encounters at the Indianapolis Zoo

On Monday, I shared my dream about making some return trips to the Indianapolis Zoo and checking out the Cincinnati Zoo. We had so much fun last summer taking the arrow on his first trips to the zoo. I thought it would be all about capturing childhood memories, but as it turns out, I got to enjoy admiring these amazing creatures up close right along with him. Here are a few of my favorite zoo friends:

Cheetahs at the Indianapolis Zoo
I especially like the two cheetahs off in the distance keeping an eye on things.

Rhinos at the Indianapolis Zoo
And speaking of keeping an eye on us... this guy had quite the stare. I was happy he was behind the fence.

A seal sunbathing at the Indianapolis Zoo
But this friendly soul was my kind of animal. Soaking up the rays!

While visiting a zoo is a great introduction to exotic animals, I have always wanted to go on an African safari to experience the beauty of animals in their natural habitat. (Who doesn't have this on their bucket list?) Fortunately, some blogs I love have been sharing a few photos from their safari experiences lately so at least I get a sneak peak into the beauty of seeing these animals in the wild.

If you're planning a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo, I posted some tips here.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.