After Savannah, Hodel, and I finished exploring the Egyptian Wing at The Met, we decided to walk down to the Central Park Zoo. Since Savannah had some time before she had to go, we thought it would be fun to show Hodel the red pandas. Of course, Hodel has seen them before- but never our red pandas, Biru and Amaya!
After drinking some sodas in the Dancing Crane Café, we headed up the hill to see the red pandas, my favorite animal! We skipped the tropic zone because that exhibit is really warm and it was a hot day. The red pandas were outside playing- I was so happy! Biru, the male, came right up to us on his tree, so I snapped this picture. He may look gentle, but his teeth are sharp. Yikes!
After visiting the red pandas, we climbed to the top of the hill to see the Snow Leopards. No one was in the first exhibit, but when we got to the second one, this beautiful cat was resting right by the window. Wow! We were so lucky to get to see a snow leopard that closely.
After the snow leopard, we passed the polar bear (who was not out) and sped through the penguin exhibit, which was very crowded. After watching the sea lions for a little while, we said good-bye to Savannah and headed on to our next destination. So far, a great a day! I'm so glad Savannah was able to join us at The Met and the zoo. Have you ever gone on a special outing with a new friend?