Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Living Desert Zoo

Over Easter weekend, we visited the Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert.
It was truly amazing. We spent four hot hours there but were just mesmerized with everything we saw.
Ancient huts. My savages were climbing on it.
Banging on the drums.
Playing "How tall are you" and Valentina kept trying to PICK UP and PET the PICTURE of the black cat to her right.
Eating a white fluffy bunny. His stare? At some family standing next to us with two small kids in a wagon, wailing loudly. We bolted. Seriously, he could have EASILY cleared his tiny fence.
Brother and sister rams hanging out, sunning themselves. We don't really know if they were siblings, but Salvatore was convinced that every pair was a "Sal and Val."
A serval. I, honestly, have never heard of one. I was the only one, apparently, as many others shouted, "Hey, a serval" to their friends.
The Merry-Go-Round. Kids were thrilled. I was happy to get them next to each other, as it was crowded and neither was tall enough to "ride" without me. The funniest part was my hips, thighs, and bottom were too wide for the tiny space between their two animals, so I was tossed around the entire time.
Watching the ugly warthogs.
See? Ugly.
The feeding of the giraffes. The shared a space with some ostriches. Really cool.
Mr. and Mrs. Super Cool. She kept those Barbie sunglasses on right up until we walked inside. Boo. They were darling.
If you are ever near Palm Desert, you must add this to your list of things to see.


  1. Ewww...poor bunny :(
    We've been there once but it was just way too hot....
    Glad you guys enjoyed it!

  2. love all the pics with the two kids together... so precious! and you look so pretty with them on the carousel! :)