Over the weekend, we took a trip to the Wild Animal Park – I’m sorry, the newly rechristened San Diego Zoo Safari Park, whatever – to enjoy some sunshine, stretch our legs and see some animals.
The WAP is a great place to walk around and it seems like they’ve made a lot of improvements in the area – but you can’t be afraid to walk or climb inclines.
As usual, there were lots of interesting things to see, but one animal encounter stands out in my memory. The WAP has a great collection of elephants (many rescued from war-torn areas in Africa) – and I mean, who doesn’t want to see elephants?
Anyway, at one point, Big Daddy elephant trots over to the people at the viewing deck – and I don’t think this was an accident – unleashed an impressive urine gusher and dropped a load right there. Now that’s all fine and good – the viewing deck is near a corner of the large enclosure.
Shortly thereafter, the littlest elephant – also a male – trots up, and … and … is he doing what I think he’s doing?!?!?
Naturally, this was met with all sorts of “EWWWWWWW!!!”s from the children watching. And we weren’t even prepared for the reveling that the little guy took in – errr – applying his new cologne.
I guess he just wanted to smell like The Big Guy.