Monkey, Er, Ape See – Ape Do

To take a break from the vacation unpacking, I took the little ones to the zoo a few weeks ago.  We had a great time – oh how I love winter zoo visits!  There aren’t many people around, and the animals can act like the animals they are instead of worrying about the hoards of visiting humans.  Well, most of the time it’s cool to see the animals acting like animals, unless they are doing disgusting things like the gorillas last week – don’t watch this if you are squeamish, but I have to publish it because of how embarrassed the gorilla seems about her behavior.  I felt so badly for filming her after she tried to hide that I turned off the camera, and that’s when she got up and went and sat behind a post – out of my view.  Why would she do something so gross if she is embarrassed by it?  WARNING: it’s VERY gross!!!

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The chimp was another story!  His name is Harvey, and he is a senior citizen chimp – he just had his 52nd birthday, which is quite a milestone for a chimpanzee.   Despite his age, Harvey is quite playful and has a penchant for young kids.  When we walked over in front of Harvey’s window, he was sitting in the corner wearing a sparkly lei, presumably from his birthday party which had just taken place days before.

When he saw us, he pulled off his lei and came over to his window to see the kids and play:

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These videos were taken  almost a month ago, and I’ve been trying to get back to the zoo, but my oldest child has decided that the zoo is “boring” – her words, NEVER mine.  In fact, I’m wondering if I need a DNA test – how could someone with my DNA find the zoo boring???

During the week, I’m so tired and have so much to do that just writing this blog post is quite a challenge – I’m having a towel  thrown over my head by my 2-year-old as I write!  I think I fell in love with Harvey that January day, and I miss him!

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4 Responses to “Monkey, Er, Ape See – Ape Do”

  1. Phyllis Beyer Says:

    OMG – how adorable. I mean the videos of the chimp and Disney not the gorilla. They were very fun to watch. Don’t worry about Taylor not liking the zoo – it’s called being a tweenager.

  2. derek Says:

    Agreed w/Phyllis. Pretty soon your oldest will be demanding a phone with unlimited texting if she isn’t already…

    The chimp: “I have a comfy rock to lay on and yo-ou do-o’nt!” 😆

  3. derek Says:

    Blah. Misplaced apostrophe. Oh, well.

  4. taylhis Says:

    Ok, so now she is a tweenager, then a teenager… how many more years does she get excuses to not act like a human being? 😉

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