Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lucy and the Gorilla

We took Lucy to the Franklin Park Zoo on Father's Day. We saw lemurs, zebras, giraffes, some ugly ass camels, a tortoise, a big old lion, a little hippo, some crazy birds and gorillas.

The gorillas live in a glassed in pit....I think there were four or five of them. So we're standing there watching the gorillas roll around on the floor  when all of a sudden, the biggest gorilla, who had been all the way on the other side of the pit, got up and started walking towards us. More specifically, he was lumbering straight towards Lucy....keeping his eyes on her the whole time.

As he was approaching Lucy, she started to take small steps backwards......And then, while still staring her down, he plopped his ass down on the ground right in front of her!!! Poor Boo took three big 1 year old steps back and cried out for Daddy!

After a bit of coaxing, we slowly approached the window and Lucy and the Gorilla made eyes at each other for the next ten minutes! He finally got bored and meandered back to the other side of the pit but we spent at least another 10-15 minutes staring through the window as Lucy laughed, pointed and screeched at the gorillas trying to get their attention. At one point, she had her face pressed up against the glass and was banging her little hand on the window trying to get the little gorilla in front of us to give her a high five.

We finally convinced Lucy it was time to leave.....but not before she turned and gave one last wave to all the gorillas giving the big old Gorilla a special shout out by pointing her pudgy little finger at him and screaming extra loud!

Maria, the Mum

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