This past Saturday, we took Camden on his 1st trip to the zoo. I wasn't sure what to expect of the zoo here in Americana, Brazil but I must say, I was pleasantly surprised!
Here's the best reason why the zoo here is so great.......it's FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it???? A lot of people actually go walking/running around the zoo for their exercise. Which, if we lived closer, would be an excellent option for us.
The zoo wasn't as fancy as some zoo's in the U.S., obviously because they don't have any income from guests. But it was very clean with a lot of South American and native animals, of course they had lions and tigers and giraffes.....even a few penguins which I felt really sorry for!
Camden was loving it because it had hundreds of different kinds of birds, and birds are his favorite! "Bird" was one of his first words here in Brazil. He even does the sign for bird too!
And I was loving it because they had a lot of monkeys and monkeys are my favorite! Another really great perk about the zoo is that there are tons of trees and plants......and the trees give you shade almost throughout the whole zoo. The weather here has been perfect lately, in the low 80's, and the trees were a nice benefit to have walking around.......or both Camden and I would have turned a very nice shade of pink!
Here is a great pic of Camden walking with Daddy and Grandma, with him pointing out something that must have been really important!