Today we took a "field trip" to the local zoo to see it for our first time along with family visiting here from out of State. Patrick and Jennifer are back in town, escaping the extreme cold up North and Kevin's sister Karen and her husband Allen are down from Pennsylvania staying with Pat and Jen. We took advantage of the break in the rain to enjoy a beautiful day walking around this small, but really nice zoo.
|Our group in front of a bird cage|
The zoo started back in 1923 with 30 donated animals and eventually grew to today's over 400 animals on 123 acres of nicely landscaped park like settings and botanical gardens.
The girls enjoyed feeding animals in the petting zoo area:
|Lauren feeding a pygmy goat|
|The Zebo eating the snacks with it's long tongue off the top of the fence|
|Hannah thought the Zebo's tongue tickled|
The snake house in the herpetarium had an interesting collection of snakes, lizards, salamanders and frogs.
|Girl's in front of snake displays|
|This wasn't a part of "official" displays, but this weird pile of bugs was on top of a sign post and a line of local lizards were enjoying this free meal.|
The otter display was fun to stand and watch these playful animals.
Finally the girls got a chance to try the camel ride and both giggled their way through it and agreed "that was great!!!!".
FUN Day!! Hope yours was too.