Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Zoo Memories

I am glad it's Wordless Wednesday because with the adjustment in schedule with school and sports, I am having trouble thinking and finding time to post! I have to readjust my blogging schedule and find a time that doesn't' interrupt with getting everyone ready to go somewhere, pick someone up, and still adhere to schedules. I need to find time that gives me a chance to sit in blog in semi-peace, if there is such a thing. 
In the meantime, here are pictures from May of 2008. On one of our many trips to the to the Philadelphia Zoo, we came in contact with a very friendly Leopard  who wanted to play with my son (holding the stuffed animal) and his friend. The Zoo Keeper mentioned that although they are interactive, it is rare to find them this friendly. The Leopard approached the glass, playfully swatting at it, sitting right in front of my son, who at the time was 3 years old.  
It was a day we'll never forget.









41 comments:

  1. oh wow! that lioness is sure friendly. :)

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  2. My kids didn't even enjoy the zoo this year..so weiRD>>I think it was too hot and they were tired. I love watching the lions too!

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  3. The leopard sure does seem friendly. In the second pic, seems like it's holding it's head to be petted :). Great camera work!

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  4. That's so sweet and awesome. Looks as though they are both enjoying themselves.We were just talking today about a visit to the zoo many years agowhen my eldest daughter got sprayed by a leopard behind bars that she tried to interact with, glass is a better idea. They can play without any problems occurring.

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  5. Glad you got pics of this incredible moment!

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  6. Maybe you have a future Dr. Doolittle on your hands if animals like him that much! Too cute. I love the zoo even though I feel bad that the animals are in captivity. I try to tell myself they are well cared for at any rate. Zoo pics make the best scrapbook pages because you get to use all of the fun animal print paper and stickers and stuff!

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  7. We need to take our little one to the zoo too! Looks like fun!

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  8. those are such priceless shots. the leopard looks friendly.

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  9. awww... what an adorable Leopard. Looks so tame ya.

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  10. That is so cool and the kids were not afraid of that huge leopard!

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  11. Sure glad there is glass there. Haha. Looks like a fun, educational time. Thanks for linkin up to WW!

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  12. Amazing shoots! I am surprised the kids did not get scared even with the glass. A rare experience indeed! Wonderful! Faythe @GMT

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  13. very cool!!! love the pics :)

    and thanks for stopping by my wordless wednesday post!

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  14. OMG! These are such awesome pics. I love, love them.

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  15. Great shots. He does look friendly, but looks can be, well you know. Maybe he was hungry. Yikes! Glad the glass is thick!

    Happy WW and thanks for the visit!

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  16. What great photos, and memories! It must have been quite amazing at the time :)

    Happy WW!

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  17. OMG I would have been scared to death not much glass there, but a great photo :)

    Nina

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  18. I particularly like the second photo whe you first look it seems he is actually patting the leopard's head.

    Lovely pics thanks for sharing :-)

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  19. Great shots. The interaction with the tiger is awesome.

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  20. You have brave kids. I think I would be too afraid to get that close :)

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  21. What a coincidence I was at the zoo yesterday, and the Lions and tigers I saw looked like they wanted to eat me!

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  22. That must have been SO cool! My kids would've have enjoyed that. :)

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  23. Those are some pretty interactive pictures! Were they scared? Happy WW. Feel free to check out my WW and enter the Spa Gift Card Giveaway while you’re there!

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  24. gosh, I have not been to the Philly Zoo in years..
    I love that first one, with it's paw on the glass..fantastic.

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  25. Oh, that is the sweetest thing! That leopard acted like my cat Pandora, who butts her head toward me when she wants me to kiss the top of it. I can see why your son was thrilled. I would have been thrilled!

    My security word is "ziggles." It give me the ziggles just looking at the pictures.

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  26. Those are so percious. Love the way the Tiger wants to be petted.

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  27. Those are GREAT photos! I bet the kids really enjoyed their encounter. I know mine would!

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  28. So cute! They really made a connection. Happy WW!

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  29. That's so cool! Maybe he is a Leopard Whisperer. :) Happy WW!

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  30. You have a very cute blog here (although I enjoyed visiting all your blogs). These photos are just plain fun!

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  31. I love the photo, so cool the Leopard isn't just laying around like they usually are anywhere I go LOL.

    Colleen

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  32. Awesome pictures! Thanks for stopping by my Wordless Wednesday post! I am now following you!

    Liz

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  33. What a treat for your kids to be so close. Great series.

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  34. We used to love going to the Philadelphia Zoo! Brings back memories. Visiting from WW.

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  35. it's so amazing how interaction she was!

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  36. That is so cool! Thanks for stopping by today. I am your newest follower too! :)

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  37. That is so awesome! My boys would have loved that!

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  38. That's pretty cool! How great that you got those shots. :D

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