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This past weekend Dino Boy and I took miss Ella to the zoo for the first time! In addition to seeing the lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) it also gave us the perfect chance to try out our new Ergo baby carrier given to us by the fabulous Ergo company!
The San Francisco zoo is huge! 100 acres to be exact, so we definitely needed something that would keep both Ella comfortable, and not leave us looking like hunchbacks at the end of the day.
We’ve tried a few baby carriers, and this one by far, has been the best! We love that we can put her in multiple different seating positions. Front facing, facing us, strapped to our back, or even putting her in a side sling.
Our previous baby carrier only allowed her to face towards us. While this was awesome when she was an infant, Ella has not gotten to the point where she wants to see the world around her, and she would often get frustrated in it.
With the Ergo, she’s now able to face out and see everything around her! Super essential for viewing red tigers with her dad!
As you can probably see, the ergo allows Ella to sit securely, but also high enough to see everything around her. A bonus, is the little bib in the front for her. She loves using this as a little teether, and we love that it’s able to soak up all her drool. Have an infant? The flap flips up so it can keep them secure! Best part? It’s all machine washable, so after a long day of looking at animals, we just throw it in the wash!
Ella’s wingspan is still pretty small, but she loves tasting things!
Dad loved that the Ergo was made of comfortable material, didn’t dig in anywhere, and felt super sturdy!
With Ergo in place, Ella discovered some of her new favorite animals! These were her top 3!
She loved the awesome colors of this macaw!
She liked watching the grizzly bear just lounging around!
But her favorite was probably the tiger! It was close to feeding time and this guy was just pacing back and forth waiting for lunch! Ella loved watching him walk around!
We’re really excited that Ella did so well at both the zoo and in the ergo! We’re looking forward to using it when we go to Disneyland in December!
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Not only did sharks first appear 400 million yeas ago, they are still here today. They have survived 5 massive planet extinction events.
While many of us have learned to fear sharks, they’re the ones who should fear us. People are sharks’ most deadliest predator. In fact humans kill more than 100 million sharks each year.
Most sharks species will drown if they stop moving. Great white, mako and salmon sharks don’t have the muscles they need to pump water through their mouth and over their gills. As long as they keep swimming, water keeps moving over their gills, keeping them alive.
Humans are the shark’s biggest predator, but killer whales, crocodiles and seals have been known to eat sharks as well. Large sharks will even go after smaller, younger sharks that might make easy prey.
Even though sharks have rows and rows of razor-sharp teeth, they don’t use their pearly whites to chew their prey. Shark teeth are strictly for snapping, grip, crush or rip, and the resulting chunks are swallowed whole.
Galeophobia is the excessive fear of sharks. It comes from the Greek word “galeos,” which was a particular type of shark.
Be glad you’re not a shark, moms! The gestation period for a pregnant female shark can range anywhere from five months to two years.
Sharks’ eyes are on the sides of their heads, so they have an amazingly wide sightline spanning nearly 360 degrees. Their panoramic view of the undersea world is inhibited only by two blind spots, one in front of the snout and the other directly behind the head.
Instead of closing its eyelids, a great white shark rolls its eyes into the back of its head when it attacks. This behavior helps the shark protect its eyes from debris and the thrashing of its prey.
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