|Crocodiles eying the chicken carcass|
I had taken the precaution of getting R all excited about seeing the "monkeys", talking up the experience and how much fun we were going to have for a few days previous. It worked in that she was VERY excited to go see them, too excited as it turned out. She kept calling "Monkeys! I want to see monkeys! Look Mommy, monkeys! Monkeys!", which both visibly bothered the orangutans and made all the other visitors want to kill us (I imagine, no one said anything).
We tried to hush her but it was hopeless--she would try to be quiet but then her excitement would get the better of her. So we had to physically remove her from the scene, much to her displeasure: she cried and cried out of disappointment. By the time we saw the second group of orangutans, R was mostly over "monkeys" and no longer particularly interested in them.
|R with a glazed look after her tantrum: don't I look tired??|
|R is more interested in pulling her father's hair than looking for orangutans|
|Eying the prize|
|Except when it comes to the staff: I was not confident in this structure's protection, especially because they had a whole barrel of chicken in there|
|The play structure is fun...|
|...and the ice cream is tasty.|
|Typical example of the zoo: chickens, peacocks, rare jungle birds and an egret, all hanging out together|