who knew benin had a zoo

Who knew that Benin had a zoo? Not us, until recently. And now that Flynn is obsessed with all four-legged creatures we figured we really better go. Plus, it’s located in nearby Porto Novo where we have some friends we wanted to visit. Perfect.

It’s not exactly the most impressive zoo known to man. Two lions, two baboons, a couple peacocks, some big iguanas, a small crocodile and a fox round out the collection. (Plus hundreds of rabits, but apparently some people got sick recently after touching them so they’re now off limits. Probably a good idea.) But it was something different to do, and in Benin you take all the day-trip opportunities you can get.

Roooooar.
Guess what lions, I can roar too.
Baboon.
Whoa there fake alligator, shut that big mouth of yours.
I may be a baby, but I still know this isn't the real deal.

Go figure, Flynn was unimpressed by the zoo animals. That stinker. But the day wasn’t a total animal-related bust. After the zoo we visited our friends’ house. “Fisssssssssshhhh!” Flynn yelled, racing toward their fish tank. Again. And again. And again. Luckily we somehow managed to survive the afternoon without him capsizing the tank of his new fish friends. Barely.

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4 Responses to who knew benin had a zoo

  1. Lora says:

    Hi there! I’ve been a lurker for quite some time and decided I would finally introduce myself. I’m Lora and my husband just finished his A-100 training last month. We are headed to our first post, Adana, Turkey, in early 2013. I just wanted to say “hi” and let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog. This particular post made me laugh because our son, who I think is only one month older than Flynn, also LOVES animals, but was unimpressed when we took him to the National Zoo a few weeks ago. His favorite animals were the chickens at the petting farm. Go figure, lol. Best of luck with everything!

  2. alex says:

    @Lora, nice to meet you! Ahh… Turkey! That’ll be nice!

    Aren’t little boys the worst sometimes? You go out of your way to do something you’re sure they’re gonna love, and then they’re all, “Yeah? So what? Big deal.” Darn them. 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    I have to admit seems like Benin has a better zoo than anything near us…. Wyoming the third world of the US. Looks like a great day with your sweet boy. I enjoy your blog!

  4. Jen says:

    Great blog. Better zoo than here!

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