Sunday, June 12, 2011

Penguins And Stingrays

We are very blessed to have African Penguins and Stingrays at the Toronto Zoo. They are both magnificent creatures and they were my favourite things we visited today. We have season passes and have been waiting months for both of these exhibits to come.

They have the most intersting feet. I was expecting to see small and webbed feet like a duck, but their toes are more like a stubby finger with the webbing. They travel around in a little pack and are truly a co-depedant specifices. Enjoy the pictures.

Look at the bubbles in the next picture. It was so cool to see that from them. They will get air when they surface and release it just like we do when we are swimming under water.

We were SO Excited to see the stingrays. You can touch them and feed them. They are so very soft and will slow down as you touch them. After the kids were done, Daniel took them to the kids zoo and I stayed for another half hour just touching them and taking pictures.

Aizen touching a sting ray:

Melody touching a stingray:

Here Melody is feeding a sting ray. You hold the food between your fingers and put your hand down low to the bottom fo the tank, wait for them to hover over and suck up the food. It feels so strange at first but it's really quite ticklish after you get used to it.

Another picture of Melody petting a sting ray:


Shauna said...

We got to feed the stingrays and just loved it! It is such a weird feeling. LOL