This weekend our local Children's zoo opened. Maddy has been asking for the last month when the zoo would be open, so we could hardly stay away. Since the sun was shining Saturday afternoon, we decided to make a quick visit. We have a great little zoo. In fact, they brag that it is among the top 25 children's zoos in the nation! I like it because it doesn't take too long to see everything and walk through, so you don't have to plan a long day there. You can spend as little as 30 minutes and walk the whole place! Some of the animals have not returned just yet as the evenings are still too cool -- like the crocodiles -- my faves -- so I'll have to wait until it really warms up for those guys!
Stare-down between Maddy and the billy goat! The goats are not kid-friendly at all. They are now behind fences after knocking numerous kids down over the past couple years and trying to eat their clothes or whatever else they could find. Baaaaaad Billy Goats!!
Here's a kid-friendly Lion. This is Leo the Lion (the only lion at our zoo) -- he eats trash!
Our other favorite animals are the peacocks -- love how they look -- the blue/green one was not showing his feathers today, but this white one sure was.
Today was the first of many visits, I'm sure. And guess what else they did over the winter?? They've expanded the gift shop!! It's even bigger!! A definite plus for the zoo in Miss Maddy's eyes! :)