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Old 09-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #856
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Love your gorilla pics. We saw a baby when we were there in April.

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Gorillas are really amazing creatures, they also seem to behave like us in some ways at times. I love watching them at the Toronto Zoo when I go there.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #858
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Great pics - Love the meerkats and gorillas (more so than that frog.)

"The End" made me smile.

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Just got done editing some of my own pictures!

Love your Pangani trail shots. Did you get to see Lily? She is so cute. Love the gorilla shots. Does that one gorilla have its legs up in the air or am I seeing things?
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Glad everyone enjoyed the pictures. I wish I could have spent a little more time with the gorillas, but as it was, I had to run to catch up with the rest of my group who had moved on. Of course, once we got out of the trail, several people needed a bio break, so I guess I could have stayed!


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Not even gonna try to read until I can see the pictures. I love the Pangani trail!
Good call since the update is all pictures!


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I the Pagani trail. It may be the one thing we didn't so on our AK day...simply b/c we've done it so much but oh I do love it. Fun pics.
Can't wait to read about your AK day, although I know it will take awhile to get there!!!

Always something interesting to see there.


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Didn't see the baby this time!

Congrats again on the teaching job! Good luck on Monday.


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Gorillas are really amazing creatures, they also seem to behave like us in some ways at times. I love watching them at the Toronto Zoo when I go there.
Gorillas are amazingly cool! Love watching the social interaction where there is some. When we were at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston), there was a silverback who apparently disliked to one of the guys watching him and he kept banging up against the window.


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Great pics - Love the meerkats and gorillas (more so than that frog.)

"The End" made me smile.

Sorry about the frog!

Glad you enjoyed the pictures and my little "cheeky" comment.


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Just got done editing some of my own pictures!

Love your Pangani trail shots. Did you get to see Lily? She is so cute. Love the gorilla shots. Does that one gorilla have its legs up in the air or am I seeing things?
I didn't see Lily. I think I have on a previous trip, though.

I'm going to pull my Glenn impression and say "Which picture?" I don't think I see what you mean.

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #861
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"The end", "cheeky comment"

I overheard a conversation between a guest and CM at DHS TSM FP kiosk last week. Guest: "my tickets are not working for FP" CM "these tickets have not been used to access a park today, a guest must use the ticket before you can get FP" Guest: "but the rest of my family is back at the resort, packing and checking out, we leave later today for our flight home" CM: "the ticket must be used before you can get a FP" Guest: "well, what can we do about this?"(sounding quite entitled to special treatment) CM: "nothing, until the ticket is used to access the park"................. Was that other father from your trip at WDW last week?
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great pictures of the safari and pangani trail. i love the trails but did not get to do any this time. were the kids in your group excited to see the animals too or were they mostly into the rides? there is so much to see at AK!!

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"cheeky" Nice!

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"The end", "cheeky comment"

I overheard a conversation between a guest and CM at DHS TSM FP kiosk last week. Guest: "my tickets are not working for FP" CM "these tickets have not been used to access a park today, a guest must use the ticket before you can get FP" Guest: "but the rest of my family is back at the resort, packing and checking out, we leave later today for our flight home" CM: "the ticket must be used before you can get a FP" Guest: "well, what can we do about this?"(sounding quite entitled to special treatment) CM: "nothing, until the ticket is used to access the park"................. Was that other father from your trip at WDW last week?
Could have been him. Or his friend.

Thanks for sharing that with us!


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great pictures of the safari and pangani trail. i love the trails but did not get to do any this time. were the kids in your group excited to see the animals too or were they mostly into the rides? there is so much to see at AK!!

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I would have loved to spend more time, but the teens were going through fairly quickly. I think they liked the rides the most. I did ask Nate today, "So what did you and your friends like of the safari? Did you like it? " He said he and his friend were looking for animals, looking for lions. So I guess they thought it was ok.

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"cheeky" Nice!

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #865
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Great Safari pics!!! I like the Safari and the Trails but... I guess we're spoiled. We live 15-20 min from the Bronx Zoo and we're members. And while the Bronx Zoo doesn't have the spectacular theming of AK, it is pretty awesome. We've seen lion cubs and baby giraffes and baby monkeys. I haven't seen the new tiger cubs uet because they were only recently introduced to th public. There's a monorail which is somewhat similar to the Safari (without the story but the ride is still narrated and has cool animals). My point is that I haven't learned to love AK as much as I love the other parks.

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Oh... As slightly higher than basic family members, we got to attend an early morning at the Congo exhibit this summer. We went an hour before Zoo opening and spent time at the Congo exhibit with the animal handlers. We asked tons of questions about gorillas and were fed breakfast at the same time! Gorillas are awesome!

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Love the pics from the trail. That is one of my favorites also.
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Gorillas are amazingly cool! Love watching the social interaction where there is some. When we were at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston), there was a silverback who apparently disliked to one of the guys watching him and he kept banging up against the window.

There is or was one at the Toronto Zoo, one of the younger ones. The silver back we have Charles is one of the oldest animals at the Zoo he came here to Toronto from Gabon when he was about 3 years old. He is very protective of all of the Gorillas at the zoo though and is apparently a great father to them all.Despite the fact that he sits back a lot of the time when they are out
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Now you have that song in my head..."And I just Can't wait to be king".....
Ha! I was singing that in my head as well!

Dee: I love the gorillas and I agree they are fascinating to watch. It was cool to have the CM explain the ages of some of the gorillas that were out. Did you ever notice the .... ahem... smell that was so pervasive in the area? A very musky smell that the CMs explained were from the adolescent males I believe.
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