On Friday I decided to take a field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo to test out my new lens that I bought on a whim in honor of my dad on the third anniversary of his death. What better subject to test it out on than this majestic silver back gorilla. My father got to see gorillas in Africa and I have wanted to see them ever since. Visiting them in Africa is definitely on the top of my bucket list, especially after spending a little time with this fellow.
I watched this oragutan hang out with his baby Batu. They played hide and seek with nesting material and blankets for ages. The mother watched from afar as they romped. She looked exhausted as most mothers of toddlers do!
The hippos were massive - it is crazy to think that these creatures are lethal since it looks like they can barely move!