As we had a little more time than the last time we were here, we wandered all the way to the back of the zoo, and even saw the giraffes and zebras. There we also discovered another carousel (the zoo has three, I think), and the boys had a ride for 6 pesos (about 85 cents) in total.
The zoo, like the botanical gardens, offers an oasis of green in a cement-clad city, and we enjoyed spring’s blooms all around us!
In addition to the photos below, we also saw an armadillo running around with an anteater -- pretty neat -- and an orangutan asking for snacks from a visitor who was shaking a box of tic tacs at him (the orangutan kept holding out one hand and motioning for the guy to give him some, and even opened his mouth as if to say, "toss some of those snacks over here into my gullet"!)
Reticent as I am to take antibiotics, I really had not been feeling well at all, and was not interested in my annual run-in with strep, so we stopped by a local pharmacy en route to dinner, to pick up the drugs (also considerably cheaper than in North America -- the doctor I had seen told me that he knows of people who come from Britain or the US once a year to get all their medical work done in private clinics in Argentina because it is such a cost-effective way to combine a holiday with health care!)