We arrived at the zoo at 7:40am, a little early for our 8AM start. Cam kept saying how we need to wait our turn and how the zoo needs to open.
|"Wait for doors to open"|
|Our breakfast companions|
|Mmmmm, feed me little toddler.|
|Toys in a sandbox.|
|Monkeys on a parachute.|
After eating our breakfast, our guides escorted us to Monkey Village where a trainer prepared the monkey's morning snack. Monkeys like puffed cereal and peanut butter. She then attached u-clips to the paper bags filled with monkey food and attached them to the vines hanging in the enclosure. The monkeys then tore open the bags and devoured the contents.
We did get to see a couple monkey fights which were pretty entertaining. I learned that there are 16 monkeys in monkey village, 14 of which are female. The females are dominant in the species. If another monkey gets too uppity, you can be sure there will be a monkey smack-down.
Once our program ended, Cam and I explored the rest of the zoo. We had an unexpected victory with the carousel. Previously, Cam has been scared to get on it, but this time she wanted to try it. She loved it so much, we went on it 3 times. Only riding 3 times is a victory for me, because I had to drag away crying.
We left the zoo around 11AM. Perfect time to leave, because it was getting crowded. Zoo visitors had to start parking at Phoenix Municipal stadium parking down the street. I think that says dedication. If I arrived at the zoo and the lots at the zoo were full, I would definitely turn around and leave.
I loved my time with Cam. She was definitely ready for her afternoon nap.