Allow me to catch up and share with you about another recent adventure we had playing tourists in our city. I should preface by saying that it was quite the experience and as always, I’ll be sharing the good and the not-so-good.
When we decided to visit the zoo, after reading some reviews online we thought it would be best to go in with low expectations. As with these types of places, you read glowing reviews and at the other end of the spectrum, the negative ones.
^^lemur (King Julian!)
Keep in mind that this zoo is small: it only covers 20 acres so even though they have over 300 animals from 100 different species, it just took us about an hour to see the whole thing. The good part about that is if you have a toddler with a short attention span, it’s a breeze.
Something that stood out to us from our visit was this overall feeling of it being rundown. They only make money from entrance fees, private donations, grants and scholarships. If those things aren’t doing so well, it will directly affect the zoo. We are 99.9% certain that we saw a large animal, that was dead.
^^K was just interested in grabbing leaves and trees.
^^thankfully, this one seemed to just be asleep and not dead
^^my favorite toddler
^^the funniest thing was hearing K laugh at the goats when they would bleat. his mind = blown
^^again, laughing at the funny noises this little deer (pic above this one) was making
Despite the rundown feeling of the zoo, we had a great time. It’s always an adventure and when we get to experience something through our son’s eyes, we see things in a new light and enjoy it that much more.