First there were some birds.
Then some more birds:
Then I realized that, although the African Crested Ibis was pretty damn cool, it's not why I came to the park.
I came to ride the railroad around the actual wild animal park, where animals not in their cages cavorted (or, really, laid in the sun waiting for the zoo keepers to bring them more food). So, Matt and I got in the line to get on the railway.
And we were in line behind this gem of a woman:
Yes, that's the middle-aged, Southern woman who thinks that since she's going to see animals, she should also be wearing animals. Her sweater had all sorts of jungle animals, complete with fringes of yarn for hair, her purse had cats, her earrings were wolves, and her shoes had horses on them.
You can't make this shit up, kids.
But, once the train got moving, we got to see some awesome stuff:
Elephants, stamping about.
The baby Rhino, only 3 months old, chilling next to the wall and his mother (sorry about the fence-bit in the picture. But still. Fact: baby rhinos are the cutest animals in the world. Did you know they're born weighing more than me?).
After the Rhinos, there were more rhinos, and some giraffes, but then - the Bonobos. The baby bonobo? Had already learned the way of the Wild Animal Park Railroad:
When the train went by? And all the little kids waved at him? He waved right back!
That's about the end of the Wild Animal Park (well, not really, but not even my mother wants to see all 70 pictures I took there, and so, instead of 15 pictures of birds, you get 2! That are good! And instead of 20 pictures of the various rhinos at the park, you only get only the cutest and the best. Really, the self-editing I do should win me a Nobel Prize in Not Torturing Other People.)
So, stay tuned for tomorrow, when I post Cute Animal Monday, and all the pictures I took of the Zoo!
(Actually, I have pictures of Rhinos at both the Zoo and the Park, and I'm posting both of them, and I'm hoping that if I do it on two consecutive days, as opposed to in the same post, you won't complain so much.)