Yep, seven children (all these great pictures were taken by Kalyn), and I enjoyed our Christmas gift from Steve’s family; we spent the night in the Denver Zoo. It was so awesome and special. There were several canvas tents set up and we stayed in one with another mother and her two children.We were able to see so much that the general public doesn’t see during normal hours.
Our “village” home for the night.
Lot’s of fun learning opportunities!!
We got a tour of the animals kitchen, large walk in refrigerator, and the large walk in freezer. She is showing us frozen blood for the vampire bats.
These are the baby flamingos, only 3 weeks old, being fed by momma.
Fruit bats - aren’t they cute?
This elephant show was really special....
...he swam in the water, and “begged” for food. It was really cute.
Of course, treats;
and fun interaction.
Really cool fish,
and do you see the hidden seahorse?
Kalyn captured this really fun mirror reflection of this fish.
We enjoyed watching the lioness show us how she works with her trainers so that they can keep her healthy.
Amazing bird pictures (thanks Kalyn!!)
Fun, while we learn.
This orangoutang and I had a moment of “connecting”. He just sat at stared at me for some time. It was pretty cool.
This was a very special time with my older children. I am so thankful to Steve’s family for this fun gift. We will never forget it.