Ben runs as fast as he can to get started on some animal viewing.
Mommy looks a tad crazy in this shot
Mommy shows Mari its safe to touch the turtle
Mari feels the snake skin
No it isn't a ball under the towel, its a hedgehog!
Mari gets her first glimpse of a salamander
Mari trying to climb out of the prairie dog burrow.
Look kids- a prairie dog!
Ben cracking up at the little furry guy
Trying to give the prairie dog a kiss
A Golden Eagle
Lovin' on the goat
Mari making her first brush offering to the goat
Get out of my face
Just take it will ya?
My super smart daughter brushing a bench
Ben knows how to brush a goat like a champ
Ben gets a kick out of the goats
Giving the goats some snacks
Driving his tractor
Mari seems to have the lead in the tractor race
Queen of the Jungle
How did Daddy get water out of this thing?
Move brother. Let me try!
I give up. This thing's broken.
Lemurs sleeping in the grass
A nice day on the African Savannah.
Howdy Mr. Zebra
Check out the giraffe copping a squat
Get up honey you're embarrassing the family
There ya go sweetie. Nice and proper like a giraffe should be.
Alright, alright. I am posing next to the pretty flowers. Just take the picture already
Enjoying a snack
Doing his best gorilla pose
That giraffe has Ben eyelashes
What does Mari see?
A fine otter specimen
Ben poking the elephant with a stick
Further elephant inspection
Mari making her best elephant sounds
King of the jungle
Queen of it all
Letting out a mighty roar
Yeah, I know I'm handsome
eyes on the back of their heads
I wouldn't hurt a fly
Mari watches the tiger from the safety of the glass
Look how close we are to a tiger MOM!
Tiger eating a bunny.
Ben on a bear
Twins on a bear
And Daddy makes three
Walking the ledge
Kangaroo lazy butts
I know my car keys are in here somewhere
Koala in a tree doing koala things