So this afternoon, Alex, Simon and I set out for the Jardin Zoologico on our own. And.... there were BABIES! Lots of them! We saw at least five of those cute little Patagonian hares which hop freely around the Zoo tucked up in more protected spaces, little, tiny versions nestled in against them, drinking milk. (One of the babies we saw had legs so damp, it couldn't have been more than a few hours old!)
It makes sense, of course, when you consider that it is spring down here, and the season for new life, I guess. Still, we were amazed, and spent a good chunk of time just watching in awe as these tiny baby maras nestled up to their mamas, seemingly oblivious to the many nosy spectators surrounding them!
Simon marveled at the toucan we saw ("Mom, this is the first time ever that I see a real, live toucan -- his beak is SOOOO orange!!!") and we all regretted not having thought to bring a camera with us this visit. (Thank goodness for Google.)
We all agreed once again that we were lucky indeed to live so close to such an amazing zoo -- I know it will not be our last visit!