Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lunette Visits The Alaska Zoo

We snuck in one more activity before it is time to say goodbye, The Alaska Zoo. The local wildlife wasn't coming out much for Lunette so we went off to our local zoo who mostly houses Alaskan animals who have been injured or orphaned, give or take a tiger or two.

With map in hand Evan and Lunette led the way..

..and first up were the seals,

and then the Polar bears..

one was giving a show, and the other..

not so much.

Lunette liked all the pretty flowers planted at the zoo.

What's that peeking around the tree?

There were Musk Oxen here too, we thought this was the cutest baby Musk Ox until we walked down a little more and saw.....

..these two! Teeny-tiny fluffiness! Now who could ever resist those faces? You can read more about how they arrived at the zoo here. (it had something to do with creatures like the one below)

Brown Bears..acting a bit like the Polar bears, one was very active while the other..

..not so much.

This old gal who is a Sitka deer may not look all that interesting, but while most of this species only lives to be around ten years old, this one is EIGHTEEN!! If she can hang in there for another two years she will have doubled her life expectancy.

We couldn't get too close to this adorable baby, but what a sight! Look at this cute little girl's silhouette when she stands, belly and bum. You can read more about her here, unfortunately she won't be staying with us. 

At the end of the day we came across the strangest creatures of all! I've never seen anything like these two before in my life...
The Lunette-a-boo..

and a silly Evan-oose.
(what a face!)


  1. You guys had the greatest adventures! Hi Evan!!!

  2. The antler pic is priceless! That is so awesome that you were able to sneak one more activity in. You have set the bar very high Shannon. I know I wouldn't measure up. xoxo

  3. shhhhh Berrie, my turn is next and I am shaking not only with excitement but trying to come up with interesting things to do around here, so Lunette doesnt get bored after the high-octane adventures had in Alaska.
    I do have to agree though, the Caribou antlers on Lunette suit her well, and Evan is just so darn cute I want to squeeze him until he giggles!!