December 27, 2015

Visit a Zoo Day 2015

Who new there was such a day?  Not that we needed another reason to visit, but there really is a Visit the Zoo Day.  Im super bummed that we wont be able to go today.  We have so many other errands to run, but we went 3 times this month so, I think I will live.  I think.

So since I can't go to the zoo, I'm going to share some of my most favorite memories and photos of our many trips. And not just to the San Antonio Zoo, but a few others too! Just a little warning, there will be snakes, probably a few at that..

I don't remember my first visit to the Zoo.  The story goes something a little like this.  I was still little, Dad said about 3 or 4 and we were at the Albuquerque Zoo.  Dad set me up on the ledge of the python enclosure and the poor think must have thought I was lunch because Im told he came up to the glass and was tracking me as I walked back and forth along the ledge. Figure that is where my love/hate relationship with snakes originated. The Zoo, well animals for that matter, were our thing.  He always made a point to visit one where ever we went.

This is one of my most favorite photos.  I'm not sure which Zoo though.

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I knew that someday I would have kids and prayed that they would love animals as much as I do.  Boy did I get lucky.  Ant has practically grown up in the San Antonio Zoo. And Lex has been going since he was in my belly if that counts.

I love finding photos like these. I wasn't kidding when I said he grew up here!

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I spotted this sweet baby at the San Diego Zoo in 2012. Or was it Houston?  I can't remember!

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This is one of my top 5 favorites at the San Antonio Zoo.

Western Green Mamba (Dendroaspis viridis)

I believe this is Bentley the Black Bear.

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Pretty in Pink.

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 Another one of my top 5 favs.

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The Sun Bear looks is such an odd looking guy!

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Acting lazy like we dont know shes the fastest one here!

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Flo the Grizzly in 2008.

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We found this guy at the Houston Zoo in 2011.

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I love taking my boys to the Zoo, but when my whole family goes, we look like a tour group! There were 17 of us and only 7 were adults.  It was a few days after we said good by to day but us older kids had such great memories with him at that very same Zoo.

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Well that got a lot longer than expected.  I ended up taking a trip down memory lane.  I know I have pictures from a few other Zoos somewhere but I could not find them. Tampa, Honolulu and somewhere in New England that I can't remember. Boo.  Ill have to dig em up.

When was the last time you visited the zoo?  Do you have a favorite animal?  

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