Sick of my terrible puns yet?
Well, if you are, don't worry because we're coming down to the final stretch! We're in Singapore!
Since we've gotten a bit behind on posts, I'll let the photos do most of the talking for this one. Even in Southeast Asia, cute and fuzzy animals tend to speak for themselves.
If you haven't already guessed, yesterday we took the bus wayyy outside the city center to the Singapore Zoo. Widely regarded as one of the nicest zoos in the country, we were not dissapointed— it's a truly beautiful place.
One of the cool parts about this zoo is that many of the birds, lemurs and other animals are allowed free range of the park. These two were sitting on a branch by the entrance almost like official zoo-greeters. Maybe they're unpaid interns?
Anyone know what kind of bird this is? He was quite a show-stopper.
As we walked around the park snapping photos, it rained on and off, but these pelicans didn't seem to mind.
Neither did these gazelles, who were happily grazing when we saw them.
We were also lucky enough to see some rather exotic creatures up close and personal. The Singapore Zoo has a platform that you can stand on in order to be eye-to-eye with their giraffes.
At certain times of the day, you can also feed them. We watched in awe as this big guy plucked carrots right out of peoples' hands. You can't see it very well in the photo, but apparently giraffes have black tongues— who knew?
We saw turtles small...
And massive. (I thought that these two really appeared to be racing, but Will didn't seem to buy it).
And of course, the king of the jungle was there. I'd call him "Shere Khan" but he looks too nice to have a British accent and stalk a helpless, lost Indian boy named Mowgli. Name that movie.
There are so many more great animal photos but there's packing to do! We'll write more about Singapore soon! And yes, if you were wondering, there are a lot more food photos coming, so stay tuned...