This post is part one in a series written (well dictated – I did the typing) and photographed by my 8-year-old son, Alex.
This is the beginning of the zoo.
The ducks were by the rocks near the water in the Savannah area. One seemed to be biting its back.
This is part of the Savannah. The Savannah is a deserty place in Africa, but it still has trees and grass. You can see a zebra eating some grass, an antelope running towards a gazelle which happens to be resting.
This giraffe is in the Savannah area in the zoo. He was the first, well, the second giraffe I saw. It is standing perfectly straight. There’s a crow at the bottom of it. I think that this giraffe might be extremely close to that gazelle, antelope and zebra that I showed you.
This is also the Savannah area. As you can see, there are two animals, another antelope and a giraffe. Giraffes are one of the tallest mammals on land. Once on Dirty Jobs (it’s a show) the man who does the dirty jobs said he likes giraffe poo most because it looks like cocoa puffs. This is a better picture of this antelope than the other picture.
We’re still in the Savannah area. Man, did I take a lot of pictures! This is a gazelle. This picture looks like a better one than the other gazelle that you saw. Gazelles have long horns that they use for weapons to fight off lions and cheetahs and stuff. But their speed is their main weapon. But their speed isn’t always fast enough to escape cheetahs.
These are ostrich eggs. You don’t really get to see the ostrich. But daddy thought the eggs were delicious. Just kidding.
This zebra looks dirty. But it might be just its color. Zebras have stripes for one good reason – when a lion is attacking, the stripes confuse it. But this one you can’t really see that much stripes on it.
That’s it for now.