We are very lucky that our state has two zoos. The one we frequent relies on donations only which is terrific since to take our whole family to the other one is over 100.00. Curse of the large family when it comes to field trips. While we meant to head over to the zoo on the 1st of July to celebrate Canada Day it was just too busy. So we took off for the beach HERE and instead went back at the beginning of the day on the 5th. Perfect!
New metal piece out front!
Close up detail.
We never quite see everything on a trip. Which is just fine, since this zoo is affordable and not that long of a drive away. But we did see some wonderful animals.
For the most part I see the relevancy of zoos as an educational tool, a breeding program for endangered and critical animals, and often the only chance we will EVER have to see many of these animals in person. BUT the gorillas are hard. I just do not enjoy visiting them at all.
They were just so … resigned to it all.
Lemurs on the other hand, are a family favourite.
And the seasonal butterfly exhibit. That is always a wonderful experience.
On Emanuel’s hat
Of course we took some time with the penguins and the seahorses.
With our maple leaf friend
So we return often and share equally as often. Hopefully not too boring for those who check back here often. What can I say? We do love to share what we see!
We never noticed this before
Yup a 4 yr old, and she is almost 7 at this point!