Even planning for this day brought excitement. The day before at school, he discoverd an exotic animal dictionary and explained to his teacher that he "needed" the book. So, the book came home with him and was the highlight of the bedtime routine. The boy said the book would be his guide at the Zoo. The book went with in the car, but due to safe keeping, didn't go into the Zoo.
The boy wanted to wear a shirt with animals, lots of animals. We searched his drawer together and came up with the top 3 choices. The dinosaur shirt from T-Rex Cafe--click here to read more--was the top pick. Yep, I get where that planning what to wear comes from.
The photo above was taken in the the rain forest of the Discovery Center.
How could you not feed this goat? Before the revamp of this area of the Zoo a few years ago, the goats roamed free. Guests were often greeted by the goats. I can remember pushing the boy's stroller into this area only to find a goat's nose deep in the bag under the stroller looking for goodies. The boy didn't mind as the goats were his friend. The goats are all in fenced in areas now. I'm sensing sanitary reasons for the remodel.
The Bald Eagle exhibit is near the entrance to the gift shop and the exit. What regal birds!
All in all, the husband and boy report a good day. They ended up at Uncle John's for lunch and hunted for frogs in his backyard.
This morning, I got handed the map brochure at breakfast with a firm, "This is where I want to go today." Yeah, I get where the planning comes from, too!
The Blank Park Zoo is open year round, with a variety of exhibits and programs. For more information about Iowa's WILDEST Adventure, check out their website: http://www.blankparkzoo.com/