Monday, August 27, 2007

The zoo in the Villa Borghese

Mom's friend Consuelo from Florence came to visit us so we took the kids, and her and her two daughters to the zoo in the Villa Borghese. There was a great fountain in the park, which at first everyone was content to dip their feet into.


Andrew however decided to wade in.


This is part of an old Roman temple on the grounds.


And the first exhibit...the giraffes. This was a young one, but still VERY tall.


Augustin in front of the giraffe exhibit.


I'm not sure why they had this many hamsters. Maybe they used them to feed some of the other animals, but there were a bunch of them.


And here's an Eagle...if you can find it.


I think the most popular exhibit was the monkeys. They were hilarious. This baby one was constantly getting into trouble.


Ahh, a monkey spa treatment!


And here's one little money chasing another one. We seriously considered throwing Augustin in there....


A sleeping leopard.


And the last one, a camel who was born the same year I was!

5 comments:

Jim said...

The reason there are so many hamsters is because they are hamsters.

Ryan said...

Hi guys.

This is your cousin Ryan in Texas. I just heard about your blog so stopped by to see what you all are up to. It looks like you are on a giant field trip. My school never did that. :) Hope all is well in Italia. Perhaps Sarah and I can come see you all some time.

Barbaranne said...

Those hamsters are guinea pigs, and your parents will tell you why there are so many...

Charlotte said...

Paddy liked the monkey pictures...

Aggie said...

Anthony, the camel doesn't seem to be aging as well as you are. Maybe you should share some youthful secrets with him.