Lions and hyenas and giraffes — oh my!

by Angela on February 24, 2012 · 4 comments

What do you get when you take some Lion King cast members to the Metro Richmond Zoo on a gorgeous 70 degree February day?

Rashada Dawan (she plays Shenzi the hyena) finds this giraffe a little too forward. And yes, that is a tongue going for her cup!  Her daughter Genesis is running up to her rescue.

One of the marquis features of this zoo is their giraffe habitat — the visitor ledge is up high so you can be eye-level with these gentle creatures! They were huge yet sweet, and always looking for a handout. Mike and Max take these two in.

I told these camels to pose — and they obliged. Seriously.

The budgie bird experience was like being Snow White – they would jump right into your hand!

This mama gibbon is actually breastfeeding the baby. They seem sad, though, don’t they?

The baby chimps were pretty much the cutest things in the whole zoo!

Scratch that. These two might be the cutest at the zoo! Genesis, Rashada’s seven-year-old daughter, thinks Max is a little toy doll.

After a long day at the zoo, a ravenous Max attacks a carrot cake at Panera Bread.

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jen barrry February 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Awesome photos! Hope you guys are loving “life on the road!”

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Angela February 29, 2012 at 4:05 am

We’re having a great time, and it’s already going by so fast Jen! We miss you and will be in touch soon! xoxo Ang

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Ron McPeak February 25, 2012 at 12:32 am

I didn’t now Max was a southpaw?! Just look at ‘em go! Not a good day to be a carrot cake. :D

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Angela February 29, 2012 at 4:06 am

Ron, you don’t know how many times Max has asked for you. It will be at the most random times. He will be looking out the car window and then repeat, “Ronnnn-ah. Ronnnn-ah.” We miss you, Katrina and Baby Jana!!

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