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Avery's First Trip to the Zoo

Today we went to the Philadelphia Zoo. We saw a sloth! He was sleeping far away in the trees, but Avery and I both loved it. We also saw some gorillas, a mommy and baby orangutan, and a lot of different monkeys!

Our zoo trip also included visits to the lions and tigers exhibits, a quick stroll through the reptile house,  and lunch inside the rare mammals house.

As always we took A LOT of pictures! Here are some of our favorites:


Despite the strong sun and odor (from the people not the animals), it was an amazing day!

Before we left, we hit the gift shop and bought Avery a sloth stuffed animal and the book Goodnight Zoo.


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