What else are families supposed to do on a Saturday night other than get wild!?! Well, okay, let me expand on that a little because we all know we’re passed our wild college Saturday nights. We got wild at Family Jam at the L.A. Zoo with Rio 2.
This exhibit does a great job at making you feel like you’re just one of the many creatures that fly, roam or swim around in Brazil with its lush greenery and exotic animals. (This is what Blu must have felt like when he first encountered the Amazon for the first time.) A giant oropendola nest hangs from above allowing guests to scoot inside and pretend they are baby Crested Oropendola’s. Hmm…however, I don’t think Oropendola’s give bunny ears.
If you really couldn’t contain yourself and had to let loose, Close Encounters Karaoke was there to let anyone sing their hearts out. I’m still recovering, but then again, who doesn’t like karaoke? When I decided to run away from karaoke, (uhhh…) I mean explore more of the zoo we discovered animals up close.
Animal encounters were throughout the park. This little guy stole my heart. He’s so bizarre looking but so cute at the same time. How does he do that???
Getting an up-close look at this blue and gold macaw was a perfect encounter for the evening! He was breaking open and eating sunflower seeds like there was no tomorrow.
It was a fun filled evening exploring the rainforest and getting a small taste of what Brazil has to offer. Of course, it wouldn’t have been complete without a high five from Nico and Pedro as we left for the night.