I decided to spend a few hours with my daughter today at Zoo Miami. First, she made me a wonderful breakfast of blueberry muffins and cut fresh fruit. I got a beautiful homemade card too. Next, she baked cupcakes to decorate later for dessert tonight. I guess having a teen has its usefulness after all! The main thing that we hoped to see at the zoo today was Satu, the baby Sumatran Tiger. He doesn't come out until 1:30 each day, so we walked around the zoo and even had some lunch. These are a few of the random animals that we saw along the way. Definitely keep reading below, but you can see all of the photos in the gallery: Mother's Day at Zoo Miami
I was very excited to stop by the lion exhibit, as I haven't seen them since all the cubs made their debut back in early 2014. If you remember in December of that same year, two male cubs named K'wasi and his adopted brother Saba, were sent up to Lion Country Safari. When I followed up a few months later with Lion Country Safari, I was told that the two cubs were adjusting just fine. Today I had a hard time recognizing who's who. They had two males and two females out. I did recognize one female with spotted legs, as I have pictures of her as a cub.
When we stopped by the Chimpanzee exhibit, several were out chewing on some snacks. We even saw one eating a cardboard box! Then a family on a Safari Cycle came by and one of the ladies was eating a banana. Well, one of the chimps saw it and reached out for it. He kept raising his arms up, first his right and then his left. Thankfully they were smart enough not to throw the fruit over to him, but the look on that poor guys face! I felt really quite sad for him.
When we made it over to the tiger exhibit, the door was open, but both Satu and Leeloo were in their den napping. No doubt that they were having a lazy Mother's Day together. There was a sign out that said be patient, but after nearly thirty minutes, I was starting to think that we weren't going to see the tiger cub. Then all of a sudden, we saw him up and pestering his mother and then out he came! Leeloo still doesn't come outside, but she came to the front of the den to allow a few pictures. Satu is 6 months old now and he's grown a ton since he debuted in February.