2.08.2010

Trip To The Zoo

Last Saturday we took the kids to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (aka "the zoo") in Vandalur, about an hour from our house. We went with a small Consulate contingent, and met up with everyone at the entrance just after the zoo opened. The Park was HUGE, far larger than I had anticipated. However, they didn't have any printed maps to show us where to go, rather we were stuck relying on the faded and outdated directories sporadically scattered throughout the park. And of course, there were no "You Are Here" symbols on these directories to show us where in the world we may be. Go figure.

The zoo was actually quite clean, and had a wide variety of animals. Although at times I questioned what was really on exhibit... us or the wildlife. We definitely got more attention than they did!

I got a chuckle out of many of the signs posted around the park. My particular favorite is the evolution of man... from "Chaka" (Land of the Lost) to a bleached-0ut Bollywood actor from the 70's. Clearly no "man-scaping" there. Anyway...

The kids had a great time riding on the elephant, seeing the white tigers, laughing at the all the different species of monkeys, and enjoying the day with their friends.

Here are some of the photos from the day...












9 comments:

Kat said...

"Urine outside is prohibited." Hehehe. That made me laugh.

Glad you had such a great time! :)

Betsy said...

Uh yes, I would like to see some wild ass. I also liked the sign about molesting the animals. I wonder if they have had an issue with that.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

"Wild ass" and no urinating outside???? I really need to see this zoo for myself!

Mom24 said...

Glad you had a good time.

I'm trying hard to wrap my head around the idea that there needs to be a sign against urinating outside. Wow.

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Natalie said...

Great tiger shot! You should definitely send some of your sign photos to the signspotting project at Lonely Planet. http://www.signspotting.com/index.php?do=register

Crystal said...

The signs had me truly laughing out loud! Glad you enjoyed your Zoo trip~

Crystal said...

The signs had me truly laughing out loud! Glad you enjoyed your Zoo trip~

Christy said...

Awesome - the toilet signs you post always make me laugh!!

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