sorry it has taken me so long to post these. i could not find my ubs cord for my camera. uggh! anyway. what a great day to go to the zoo. we went with deborah and her 3 kids. logan is big c's age, jeremy is 8 and monkey ADORES him and amelia is 4 and wants to marry monkey. we got there and it was cold! and we were all wearing shorts. but hey, i'll take cold over hot any day! we took a stroller for the little guys because this zoo requires lots and lots of walking.
"Located about 75 miles west of Raleigh in Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is nationally recognized as one of the nation's finest zoos. It was the first American zoo designed from its inception around the "natural habitat" philosophy--presenting animals and plants in exhibits that closely resemble the habitats in which they would be found in the wild.
The zoo's animal collections includes about 1,100 speciemens representing about 250 different species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. Among the most popular exhibits are those that display polar bears, sea lions, river otters, alligators, elephants, gorillas, baboons, rhinoceros, giraffes, and zebras. The 37-acre African Plains exhibit alone is as large a many entire zoos. The Sonora Desert, an indoor recreation of the famous desert of the American Southwest, is alive with fascinating denizens of that hot, dry climate. The N.C. Zoo is the nation's largest walk-through natural-habitat zoo. Its African and North American exhibit regions span more than 500 acres with more than five miles of walkways. At N.C. Zoo, you will see some of the worlds rarest wildlife.
well we got out of the car and monkey immediately jumps into his stroller. he loves that thing so much he will sometimes roll it out of the shed and just sit in it in the driveway. strange child. i could hardly get him out of it. amelia would not even go near it. she walked the whole way. we had packed snacks and lunches and water to save on the $$. and we had a time limit because deborah had somewhere she had to be at 6:30 so we needed to leave no later than 3:30. we started walking. we saw
the polar bear was asleep but we got to see the sea lions. and you can go underneath their tank and watch them swimming. so cool! and the otters were adorable! they were nuzzling each other like cats. to sweet.
they have a great play area that is all made out of recycled materials and we stopped there to let the kids play and we all got ice cream! we have been to this zoo 3 times and every time we go i get a picture of the boys eating ice cream. check these out!
it's about and hour and 1/2 drive so we really felt like we had taken a mini-vacation. and even though we were tired we really had a great day!