Gorillas and Follies in Dorchester’s Back Yard
My favorite zoo moments
Last weekend we took a family trip to the Franklin Park Zoo for Leila to see her favorite stuffed animals in life size. We saw a lion, two tigers, sadly no bears… There were peacocks strutting around everywhere all day long and a rogue escaped crane that left a little white dropping a bit too close to us. One of the gorillas is pregnant and they had a little baby shower for her, very cute! The ostriches were definitely my favorite for the day; I never knew that they can roll there eyes all the way back like that!
Besides all the great animals we saw we were also able to enjoy the zoo itself and some of its history. The zoo was founded in 1912 and built on a formerly private property where several follies (miniature architectures meant to enhance the experience of a landscape) were built by the owner. Many of them, if not all of them, can still be spotted while exploring the zoo.
This gorilla skull was on display at the baby shower, not sure why, kinda creepy, but it looks cool!