Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Zero is OUT!! - in case you haven't heard

Well, you probably have heard since it happened last Thursday. We did not know thought when we went to see him at the Milwaukee Zoo on Halloween Day, Friday. Zero, the polar bear, had fallen into his moat and had been hanging out down there, unharmed, for quite some time. Updates on Zero's progress were on the local news just about everyday. The kids were anxious to go see him, so since we had off school Friday, we decided to go visit Zero at the Zoo. It was all they could talk about the whole way to the Zoo, and once we arrived, we could not get to Zero's exhibit fast enough. Fortunately for Zero, but unfortunately for us, Zero was finally out of his moat and taking a rest, off exhibit, for the day. I had heard on Thurs. AM that he was still in the moat, but had not heard that zookeepers were planning to get him out with a crane that day. They made several attempts to entice Zero to get out on his own, since they knew he could climb out if he wanted to, but it wasn't happening, and I guess they felt he had been down there long enough. After seeing the moat up close, I cannot believe he stayed down there so long. Pretty small area for such a big polar bear. Well, I am glad he made it out, and we plan to get back to see him soon.
Just thought I'd share some photos from our Zoo trip and of Trey and I dressed up for our Halloween party Friday eve.




10 comments:

croppin carla said...

I heard all about that, sorry you missed it.
Great Costumes...LOL You guys look wonderful.
Cant wait to crop with you this weekend!

mommy2alex said...

Great costumes!!
Love that pumpkin, so cool:)

Suzanne Webb said...

Love that huge pumpking...and those are some great costumes :)

Kristii said...

Such fantastic custumes!! Way cool pumpkin!!

Kelly said...

Poor Zero!

Love the costumes!!

Rita said...

Great costumes!!

Denise said...

Glad Zero is out of the moat and doing ok. Love your photos. The pumpkin is awesome!

Cricket said...

Look at how fun you guys are!! Love the costumes!!

Sorry you missed seeing Zero, but glad to hear he is doing well!!

smiles,

Tracy Lathrop said...

Awesome costumes Girly!!! Hope you guys had a great time!! Is it Friday yet?!! I can't wait!!!

Stacey Michaud said...

Fun Halloween pics! Glad to hear the bear is okay too!