From the Lion exhibit, we headed over to see the African Painted Dogs. They also had some interesting personalities. The one dog seemed like he just wanted to sit alone - even when the rest of his pack was playing. They look like regular dogs for the most part, but they make some funny squeaking sounds!
After the dogs, we went to what was probably my favorite part of our behind the scenes visit - the aquarium! We were able to hold sea turtles! They take injured or orphaned sea turtles and raise them until they are 2 I think. As long as they are not horribly injured, they will be re-released into the wild. This is Clemente. He's only 1! The 4th picture is a 2 year old sea turtle who will be released soon!
After the turtles, I spent some time exploring the aquariums. I did want to go to the University of Miami and dual major in Marine Biology and Photography... Wish I could still do that!