Rio Zoo

RIO ZOO

Obviously, we visited the Rio Zoo. And what is there right by the gate, if not the bird enclosure that hosts the macaws and many other beautiful birds! To our absolute delight, they allow people in - about ten at a time - and we happened to get there right at feeding time. So here are some happy pics with the birds. (And if you haven't seen the movie Rio - you should).

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Lili was also able to interact with an African Python. The Zoo staff were super excellent with the children. 

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This was a happy penguin. A bit surprisingly, Lili said: Mommy it looks pregnant! But a moment later we both laughed, because... 

This was a happy penguin. A bit surprisingly, Lili said: Mommy it looks pregnant! But a moment later we both laughed, because... 

We thought this bird was sick. It just lay there motionless with the wing a bit crooked. I sat by it a long time to see how it would do. And then, quite a bit later it shifted position, and I saw it had too large eggs that it was hatching. We wish it well! 

We thought this bird was sick. It just lay there motionless with the wing a bit crooked. I sat by it a long time to see how it would do. And then, quite a bit later it shifted position, and I saw it had too large eggs that it was hatching. We wish it well! 

There is also a petting zoo where Lili had a pony ride. 

There is also a petting zoo where Lili had a pony ride. 

We really enjoyed this zoo. Lili also visited a zoo in Morocco which was great, and we are looking forward to at least the Paris zoo as well.