We visited the Quito Zoo with some friends that we have met during our 13 months in Ecuador. It was a relaxing and enjoyable day checking out plenty of animals like condors, lions, cheetahs, pumas, and a neat house of owls that we were able to walk through and observe them moving their heads in that interesting circular formation as we passed by. It was also nice to be in a zoo that was far less crowded than the jam packed Philadelphia Zoo.
Eliana told me that her favorite part of the day was seeing the frogs. Anaiah said her favorite part were the handsome boys, the sons of the family that we were with. Rachel said hers was the peaceful drive home where she was able to get some much needed sleep. The most exciting part of the day for me, I would never call it my favorite part of the day – even if it was – was when we took this picture.
|Notice the llama in the background focused on Rachel and ready to spit. Anaiah is striking her lion pose.|
I wanted to get the perfect picture, so I asked them to move into different poses and snapped picture after picture. The llama in the background got ticked off at us taunting him with the carrots that we were supposed to be feeding him, and hocked a huge spitball that landed in Rachel’s hair. That was one nasty llama with some serious Ecuadorian attitude.
|After the llama spitball. Rachel is checking her shirt, the girls are shocked, and the llamas are laughing.|
Next time, if there is one, we will make sure to feed the llamas first before trying to snap a picture.
|The girls feeding the rabbits, the only animals they were brave enough to feed.|