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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wildlife World Zoo

Hubby shocked me yesterday by saying he wanted to go to the Wildlife World Zoo for his birthday! That would normally be me wanting to go but go we did and it was a great day. This zoo is closer to our home and started out really small. It has grown and grown but maintains a closeness with the animals that other zoo's don't. The pictures will explain...(double click for the original size)
I have always had a way with birds and can usually get them to come close.
Don't you love the feathers on top of his head:)



Awesome!! preening his feathers

Not only did I get him to peek his head out but he also tried to say hello!






Now this is the best part!!! They have added a Baby animal nursery and what a special treat....


Two baby mountain lions..a girl and a boy



A baby lion chewing on a stick

Baby tiger
                                                             
                                                        and baby wart hogs...

They have a Jaguar cage that allows them walk over the top of you and what a picture opportunity to capture this spotted one sound asleep,  I've never seen one so close and he looked so sweet.

He came running when he thought the camera might be food....

They have added a 180,000 gal. aquarium with a restaurant where you can have dinner or lunch and enjoy the view....check out the video from out table.

video

What a great day......









7 comments:

texwisgirl said...

great pix! looks like a wonderful place - especially the baby animals of course!!!

fishducky said...

What a lovely day you two had. It's so nice when you can enjoy hubby's birthday present as much as he does.

Nancy said...

Nothing is more fun than seeing baby animals.

Thanks for taking us along on your outing.

Chatty Crone said...

I can tell it's kind of new - with some newer animals...
Loved the fish video - right where you eat. Cool.

sandie

Farmchick said...

Great shots and that one of the peacock is my favorite.

Granny Annie said...

Am I jealous of your special day? Yes I am:) Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

Oh.... my kids would LOVE the baby animals! xo