Last Monday, (presidents day) was also a special day in the Harris Household! It was Jakes birthday! Jake turned 33 years old! Wahoo! Both of us were so excited he had the day off work, and it landed on his birthday! Could he be any luckier?! Jake really wanted to go to the zoo for one part of his birthday, so after a fun breakfast at The Park Cafe, we headed to Hogle Zoo. The parking lot was packed…and guess what? We got rockstar parking. I guess thats plays into birthday privileges 🙂 We were there from 12:30 to 3:30pm and it was an awesome time to be there! Animals were getting feed, and many of them were out enjoying the sun and having fun! We also got to see the cute polar bear and grizzlies! We have never seen them at the zoo before! Here are some fun pictures we got from the days adventures!
OK! This Jaguar was the neatest! He was so much fun, and a bit scary to many people around us! He was jumping up on the glass and scratching and growling! You could see his breath on the glass! The crazy thing is, the glass must be pretty thick because I couldn’t hear his grow but I could see him growling quite intensely! He was so awesome! Here are some pictures we got of him and he pounced the wall several times at those by us, and even Jake and I! We felt so lucky 🙂 What an awesome encounter! I have always wanted a wild cat of my own. Its actually on my bucket list to own one and be friends 🙂
My, what large teeth you have….
kylieMarch 13, 2013
OK seriously, hands down, coolest zoo haha.
Marlee GennilleFebruary 28, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAKE!
GentriFebruary 26, 2013
happy birthday to Jake!! 😀 The zoo is awesome! aaaaand take a look at this… http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=55246004836&set=a.53763299836.60008.600379836&type=3&theater Same thing! Except it was a snow leopard! I kind of feel bad for the jaguar. probably just wanted to be left alone. 🙁 I love that you not only want to own a wildcat but be friends with it. bahaha! And woah, that tigers teeth are HUGE!!
Auntie RandyFebruary 26, 2013
Great pics! Sounds like you guys had an awesome day. Happy Cake Day to Jake and lots of love too 🙂
AliciaFebruary 26, 2013
Awesome pictures! I especially love the one of the elephants(I'm sort of obsessed). But looks like a great zoo, I definitely want to visit it sometime.
sashaFebruary 26, 2013
happy birthday jakey!!
was tuna in his own element or was he freaking out like "what are these creatures!??"
have you seen rio!? when blue felt like he was out of his element in the jungle of rio because he was domesticated?
Amanda SchroederFebruary 26, 2013
Oh my gosh how fun!! Happy Birthday, husband! Those monkeys are…my favorite. Cute outfit, too.
JessiFebruary 26, 2013
Happy Birthday to your Hubby! Mine just turned 23 Saturday, so funny! You got some dang good pics at the zoo! I'm jealous, I can never get good ones. I've actually never been in the Winter, looks like fun! That jaguar is gorgeous! Like seriously breathtaking. Wow.
Oh, and I'm kind of obsessed with your yellow polka-dot pants! You're the cutest 🙂