Zoo Exploits

My mom and dad are in town.

See how casually I typed that? What I really should have said is…


Ok then.

We went to the zoo one night, just before closing… and we stayed. And stayed. And stayed. It was beautiful and cool and the animals were all up and active. We were the only ones there, which was fabulous until a security van pulled up alongside and said “um, the zoo closed hours ago. Can you please go now?”

Sorry, zoo, but we had the time of our lives. We saw grizzly bears up on their hind legs fighting each other, wolverines in a very noisy brawl, pumas on the prowl, a brand-new baby monkey, playful otters, and really cool bats. All the photos.


About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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13 Responses to Zoo Exploits

  1. Love that first photo, Anne!


  2. Liz says:

    Glad you’re having fun with the padres. We miss them! 🙂



  3. lisa (lost pezhead) says:

    what great pics…i should run nolan over there and have you take some pictures!


  4. Lonica says:

    Anne, glad you are having a good time with your parents. Your pictures are awesome!


  5. beanland says:

    Oops! It seems I left out an important detail… my dad took the photos. He’s a fantastic photographer. 🙂


  6. Kristin says:

    Props to your dad for the pictures and have a great time with your parents!


  7. Camille Craw says:

    I love the Columbus zoo. We have been known to stay and stay and stay too. It seems that much of the action happens after hours! I’m so glad you had a good time!


  8. simeet says:

    I’m really happy for you, Anne. It seems like you are living a magical life.


  9. Jessica says:

    I usually don’t care for photos of JUST the animals at the zoo but these were so great! So, what’s the zoo secret? Am I gathering that they don’t REALLY close at 5 (as in kick you out)…they will let you in as long as you arrive before then?


  10. That first photo of Mackenzie is absolutely fabulous!


  11. beanland says:

    Jessica: Yep. They finally kicked us out (gently) around um, 7:30? 🙂


  12. Angie says:

    How fun! I am so glad you got to spend a week with your parents. And GREAT photos. I really love the one of Mackenzie.


  13. Anita says:

    Guess what– we share favorite zoo animals! Now tell me, did your dad actually climb in the exhibits to take those photos?


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