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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Boo at the zoo


Since Sammy is still a little too young to actually partake in any actual trick-or-treating, Captain Husband and I decided to take him and my dad to the El Paso Zoo this past Saturday, where Sammy was able to wear his costume and have a little bit of fun.


The El Paso Zoo is pretty small as far as zoos go, but it's the perfect size for an antsy toddler--you can easily do the entire zoo in an hour and a half.  The small size also allows you to get that much closer to all of the animal enclosures, which made for some great photography opportunities.


There were candy stations scattered throughout the zoo and many of the animal enclosures were decorated for Halloween; my particular favorite was a display of tombstones on which the names of recently extinct species were labeled...it definitely drove the point home.


Even the spider monkeys got into the Halloween spirit; one of them managed to get his hands on a lollipop treat, which he appeared to enjoy greatly.


And in a textbook case of monkey-see-monkey-do, Sammy helped himself to a treat, too!

5 comments:

Kim said...

He is so stinking cute! I am always much more excited at the zoo than my kids are. Hopefully as they get older that will change. Looks like Sammy had fun.

annoyed army wife said...

I love the graveyard; what a good conservation message! And Sammy is just too cute for words - I bet he had a great time!

Ashley Sisk said...

How fun - that's a great idea!

melifaif said...

Those are amazing and close range pics!!! Love it. The giraffe pic is my fav....but you know Sammie owns my heart. ;-)

Sarah said...

How awesome. Great shots. I love the giraffe photo. So neat.

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