OMG! I got to feed a giraffe! And his tongue was super crazy! It was purple and rough, and if you can’t tell, it surprised me greatly!
I would never ordinarily feed the animals at the zoo. Even though I’m a vegetarian, I don’t even like animals. And I especially wouldn’t pay the $3 charge. But the giraffe feeding was part of the Groupon Amy purchased. That Groupon was just $15 a person, a price I thought was well-worth it to get up close and personal.
|Amy is a pro at this!|
|At this point, I am unaware of the crazy tongue coming at me!|
Our Groupon also included a bird feeding (traditionally another $3), and if anyone knows me, they know I love birds. I once had a bird, a female cockatiel named Mr. Bojangles. On Christmas Eve one year, I opened the front door and she flew out. I had never seen her fly before and I feel like maybe she flew right to this zoo.
|Mr. Bojangles, is that you?|
Now, I’m no zoo-guru, but Amy is, and she says this is the closest she had ever been to a jaguar.
We’re just lucky it didn’t claw our eyes out, look at this ferocious thing.
|It's probably a little sedated, actually.|
One thing that really hit home while I was at Zoo Miami was how much gorillas and monkeys look like humans.
|If that doesn't look like a bunch of homeless men under an |
interstate, I don't know what does!
Clearly quite evolved, even the humans didn’t have a box to put on their heads!
|We did have one poncho between two people, though. |
We're half as smart as a monkey!
|I've read that otters are mean, but I don't care, I still want one as a pet!|
|These lemurs are just lazy.|
|And we got to see this cute little guy!|
Admission: $15.95Giraffe feeding: $3
Picture with giraffe: $5
Bird feeding: $3
Souvenir cup: $3.95
Our Total Cost: $15/person (with Groupon)
Best Deal: Sticking my head in an elephant’s butt
What’s your favorite part of the zoo?