I have huge amounts of faith that the zoo would be restored and even improved after the devastation of the flood and I was right, today I took the two little boys to the zoo with our friends. Lil Man had been earlier in the season with his grandma and Papa, but this was my first time taking him. He was very excited to be going with his best friend and couldn't wait to see the dinosaurs, flamingos and lions.
We arrived early and bought season passes. As a season pass is good for one calendar year, it was a good deal, I enjoy going to the zoo and If we go 3 times in a year it's paid for itself.
The first exhibit we saw was the penguin exhibit! I love those guys!! They are so cute, and man can they move, they were flying through the water and even splashed us. Lil Man and Miss S thought it was stinky in the exhibit, it did smell like fish. After we left the penguin exhibit we had to stop for bathrooms and feeding of the babies.
After Prehistoria, we traveled to Eurasia. We were able to see Red Pandas, flamingos
|had to keep hydrated it was a hot one!!|
After lunch we went into the botanical gardens. Lil Man really wanted to see the butterflies. I enjoy the butterflies, but I'm such a spaz as they flew by me I'd flinch and try to get out of their way. I was able to get a few really cool close up shots of the butterflies and flowers,
The last area we went to was Africa (yes we skipped Canadian Wilderness we'll see it next time). I was able to see the gorillas, the hippos, giraffes and lions. I really like the Africa area, all those animals are so cute,
That was our day, 6 hours later we were leaving the zoo!! We made a quick stop for a snack at Jelly Modern Donut and then we were on our way back home!! I'd say this day was a win!!