SJ on the Move

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Columbus Zoo

A trip to Columbus is not complete without visit their great zoo. Our first stop at the zoo was to visit the baby elephant, Beco. He was born at the end of March and is already 750 pounds! (By the way, did you know that an elephant's gestation time is 2 years! I can't imagine!!)

Anyway, Beco and his mom hang out with at least 2 zoo keepers. The keepers act as the elephant's herd and help entertain the baby elephant. The other male elephants at the zoo would not normally interact with a baby elephant so that is why they bring in the keepers. The mom elephant keeps the baby in line so he doesn't get to rough with the keepers.

S always enjoys posing with the animal statues, however, J was not thrilled with this one. He must have thought that S was going to offer him as food to the tiger:

S and her Grandpa enjoy brushing the goats at the petting zoo:


At 9:50 PM, Blogger Kansas Mom said...

A baby elephant! So cool!


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