In addition, they held different educational activities throughout the day that we were able to witness. Sea Lion feeding, Dolphin Show, Enchanted Forest, and more kept us busy through the day. Understanding Portuguese would have been useful as the trainers lectured through each demonstration. They did play fun music before each show to which Liam especially loved dancing to the beats!
|The dolphin show was awesome! It lasted about 40 minutes and was very entertaining.|
|Liam would laugh out loud and become very excited each time the dolphins would do flips.|
|This Emu ate lettuce leaves out of the first row of the audiences hands.|
|We were able to see this beautiful white owl up close too. Liam and I actually had this owl and parakeets fly so close to our heads that they brushed our heads with their wings!|
Some of our favorite animals of the day included the following: the hippo family, watching the bison run around the pen, the sleepy rhinos blowing bubbles in the water, the monkey families playing with each other, the giraffes eating leaves out of people's hands, the grizzly bear swimming in the water, Pride Rock with lots of lionesses, and that's just to name a few.
|There was another area with just baby hippos playing.|
|Watching the bison running around was exhilarating and funny at the same time. In this picture they are just standing.|
|The rhino would take deep breaths and then go under water and let it out. |
It was quite humorous for the kids watching the bubbles.
|The snake and lizard house was one of Liam's favorite. He LOVED all of the different turtles.|
|Liam napping under the giraffes.|
|Not having a public library accessible in Lisbon has forced us to read our own copy of The Lion King multiple times.|
We counted 10 lioness and 1 lion in this area we deemed Pride Rock.
|One of the creepiest sections of the zoo, the Pet Cemetery was expansive and elaborate. Crazy to think of the money people have spent to bury their pets here.|
|Riding the train to the zoo. As you can imagine, Liam does not sit still. He climbs up and down and all over!|
|One of our transfers includes about a 5-8 minute walk in between train stations. The path in between is riddled with street art. Our favorite is a face that is not spray painted, but is chiseled out of the building.|
Really cool, huh?!