On Friday we successfully ventured to Lincoln Park Zoo with Aunt E and Baby A. We had a perfectly brief yet comprehensive visit to the zoo. We stayed for just over an hour, yet we had the most fantastic time - just the right length of time for this age. M's only request was to see the monkeys, and we sneaked out of the primate house right as the doors were locked behind us.
The highlight of this visit was the hippo and fish in the African exhibit - spectacular!
The hippo approached us, rubbed his nose back and forth on the glass, and stomped and dragged his foot on the ground repeatedly. I've never seen a live hippo so closely before!
We took a similar trip to the zoo a couple of years ago, and thought it would be neat to do a photo comparison:
Mama and M on the bronze hippo, May 2008
Big Girl M on the bronze hippo, April 2010