Nov 17, 2010

Our Global Wildlife Safari

Saturday the 7th we traveled up to Folsom for our first trip to the Global Wildlife Center. Here's most of our crew, which consisted of a May, the Shanks, a gaggle of Guillorys, and a passel of Pourciaus...
Cille was unsure about the expedition.  She was also bundled up in a similar manner to that kid in A Christmas Story who falls down and can't get back up...
Stella was noticeably more enthusiastic...
Is that a baby Eskimo?  No, it's just Talia Rose...
Damon tried to get Cille excited.  She still wasn't having it...
We set off on our safari and Mawmaw was soon up close and personal with the animals.  Kelly said to hold on tight or these big things would take your cup...
Apparently Mawmaw didn't hold on tight enough...
You were allowed to feed the llamas right out of your hand.  I wonder if this one was mad at his mother?

Teamwork...

The arm you see in the corner belongs to Emma.  She was not a fan of these big things that Pawpaw and Stella were feeding, so she stood back.  She is a child after my own heart...
In this photo, Stella has just told Emma, "This is so much fun, Emma!" Really, I am not making that up.  It was precious... 
It was also apparently the season for deer-on-deer violence, and we were witness to plenty...
This thing better be glad Pawpaw didn't have his gun.  There might still be some room in his house for another trophy.  I don't think anything has been hung in the bathrooms yet...
Here, animals!
Trying to keep the sun out of her eyes... 
Stella, who I am always amazed is really my child, wanted to hand-feed the llamas, too...
Come on, just a little closer...
Got it!
Sadie, the most fearless young Guillory, had a great time feeding this gigantic cow...
Pawpaw fed the buffalo...
As did Noel...
And Mawmaw and Stella...(meanwhile, Cille slept and I refrained from touching or feeding anything.)

John was petting this thing and grabbing its horns.  I think he's ready for the running of the bulls...
More squabbling...
Don't feed the zebras with your hand!  They bite...
We had tons of fun feeding the animals!

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