A walk on the wildside – Los Angeles Zoo

Our trip to the

Los Angeles Zoo
I feel like I am always stuck in the house and I needed to get out for the day. Dunka (Jude) has yet to visit the Zoo, so it was a perfect opportunity to go! My girl friends Carly and Crystal, who have been super supportive and help me with Jude, had the day off and joined us.

As soon as we walked thru the gates I was on the hunt for a cute hat. Jude is not much of a fan of things on his head so he quickly pulled off this cute monkey hat.

(Tweeted Picture below)

I think he looks sooooo cute. It took us a bunch of takes to get this shot of him. Look at those chubby cheeks! I’m going to be sad when his baby fat slims out.

I opted for a fisherman style hat because I already bought him a ball cap from Disneyland.
(Tweeted Picture Below)Jude is very observant like his mommy. He wanted to see it all.

Trips like these are great. He gets to see new things and hear new soundsCarly (aka Carl lol) and Jude
Make sure you bring snacks! Everything at the zoo was so expensive and not baby/toddler friendly. Amen for the Goldfish snacks I packed for him.
I must say I have the best-est friends possible. These girls helped me alot when I needed a break carrying Jude. He is a heavy boy (going on 30 lbs). They have become very close to Jude over the last week or so. Love my girls!

(Crystal the Pistol)

Now to some of the animals. A lot of the exhibits were really sad. The areas the animals were held in, for the most part, seemed so small.
It was such a hot day out, most of the animals were napping.

The zoo was a lot bigger than we expected. There were nice big waterfalls that felt amazing.
It was like finding water in the desert.
Jude was loving it!

Deep in thought thinking of all the animals he saw today. My baby looks so grown already, I wish he would stay small forever. Hes been getting very talkative lately too. Being with him all the time is a blessing, I don’t miss a thing.

I think the pictures of this Ape were really sad. He was in jail, it looked like.
You can hear the sparks of the fence that went all along the area he was held in.

He sat there, playing with his hands for a while. Children were yelling to get his attention and he didn’t even look over to see what the commotion was all about. It hurts my heart.

Thank goodness for baby slings. Jude loves being in my arms. Hes a total mommas boy! The sling allows me to do everything and anything from cleaning the house to putting on my makeup.

I purchased two styles from ebay.

Being the girly girls that we are we were dying when we say the beautiful prints on animals like these Zebras.

The sleeping Lion…King of the jungle had one of the smallest areas to walk around in. I would not want to be the one responsible for cleaning up after him. Yikes!!
As soon as I saw the giraffe I immediately thought of “giraffe in quicksand” look it up on YouTube.

It makes me laugh every time I see it haha.

As we were trying to find our way out of the Zoo we ran into a large crowd hovered around a large rocky area. It was these dudes hanging out. Just watching them lounge made me want to go home and take a nap!

Last but never the least, the raging Tiger. I am trying to get the video to upload directly on here so you all can here his lour roar. He was pacing back and fourth. It sounded like he was complaining. I would too. Imagine being held in a small area for the rest of your life.

All in all we had a great time, we could have done without the large crowds and the infestation of crazy bees, but it was nice showing Jude something new.

Have you been to the zoo lately? Which zoo did you visit?

*Latina Kisses*


  1. Jmoon715

    I took my daughter to the central park zoo in new york on easter and she loved it..the best part was the white polar bear, he was awesome. You look amazing in the pics and seemed to have such a great time..Im glad you got to spend some time smiling 🙂

  2. VeronicaGlam

    I completely understand your thoughts on the animals limited space. I think the same exact way, maybe that explains why I have not been to the zoo since I was a little girl. All in all, it looks like you had fun 🙂 Enjoy your baby! I remember when my little brother was born and now? He is a 7th grader, the years fly by :S

  3. verag21

    I took my little family last Oct to the San Diego Zoo while we were on vacation.. We're from Az so it was nice to see a different zoo and boy oh boy is that zoo huge.. There's no way you can do the entire zoo in one day but we had a great time there.. Can I just say that I still enjoy taking my kids to the zoo, my oldest is 11 now and we still love going to the zoo.. The older they get the more you can get out of the visit.. Well take care & be safe..

  4. jessica

    sonia, i usually never comment, but it touched my heart to read how moved you were to see those animals confined to such a small place. it makes me realize that i should spend more time with my pet and not have her so locked up all the time. now i feel bad, but thanks for making me realize this :/

  5. estmommy09

    Awww I love all the pictures of you and Jude! He's very chubby hehe. my son is so skinny he weighs 20lbs and he's almost 14 months idk why he's so skinny:/

    I'm glad you had fun with your baby boy. We must thank god for our sons bacause when something goes wrong they're always there to make us smile and motivate us to move on 🙂

    I hope your partner can realize soon what he will loose if he doesn't work on improving himself.

    God bless your family<3

  6. Anonymous

    Sonia, I've been watching your videos since you were living on the east coast.. you were actually the reason i signed up for a youtube account! so i could subscribe to your videos. obviously your a gorgeous person on the outside but this blog really shows that your not all about the materialistic things like many other youtube gurus. you actually care about people/things outside of your own life and you have a great heart. i really hope everything in your life falls into place and gets better 🙂 you're such a sweet person, you deserve so much happiness!

  7. hizles

    Glad to hear you had an amazing time at the zoo with your little bundle. I've been to the L.A. zoo about 2 times and have to say it sucks, compared to others that is. You should check out San Diego Zoo, now that is a zoo. When I've been to the L.A. zoo most exhibits are closed. Also, that zoo is bigger I think. It's always sad to see animals look so sad and caged up like they are at the zoo. Recently I've also visited the MiamiMetro Zoo, that was very nice too. You should take Jude to the Pasadena KidSpace while it's still warm there.

  8. Miss C i n d i a *

    That's horrible, how they have electric fences for the animals. I went to the one in Philly and they built it in a way that the animals (the dangerous ones) can't reach to the fence, so they don't have to put the electricity on. Other than that, I'm glad you had a great time with your son and your friends : )

  9. Aria82

    I live in NC and took my daughter, then 4 and my nephew also 4 to the NC Zoo…whew! I won't do that again for awhile! We had one of those strollers that u rent at the zoo, pushing up those two kids up and down hills…my calves were sore for days! But I agree, it kinda makes u sad to see them in small confined areas. My son is almost 2, so we'll probably take them next year…I'll be prepared!


  10. Ofee Martinez

    Wow I think I have a big baby then lol!! my son is 6 months old and weighs 20 pounds!! But he doesnt look fat cuz he's super tall!! I seriously have to put him in 12-18 month clothes cuz his other ones are to short for him!! Dont ya miss when they slept on ur tummy and didnt wanna run from ya to play 90% of the time? lol!! I sure do!!

  11. Angela

    hey Sonia im all the way from Australia and have been following you on youtube for a while.. i think i have watched all your videos 8530850345 million times lol anyway just wanted to wish you the best I've read a bit here and there about whats going on and i just want to wish you the best! you are beautiful inside and out and remember if god brought you to it then he will bring you through it! xxx Angel

  12. Anonymous

    I'm so sorry for your troubling time. I hope things will get better God only gives us what we can handle all these troubles are tests of life. You will get through 😉 Conganas!!

  13. Sarah Bella

    You look RADIANT in all your pictures… you seriously look glowing in the mist of everything… that handsome Jude of yours sure lights up your life and you can tell. He looks as handsome as ever and you look beyond beautiful!! xo

  14. angela

    i actually have been to the LA zoo quite a few times… if you ever go again i would love to join you!!!! jude is soo adorable i have a year old sister who would love to go!!!

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