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.


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!

Growing up Zoo2
Growing up Zoo 3
Growing up Zoo

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


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.


Pretty in Pink.


 Another one of my top 5 favs.


The Sun Bear looks is such an odd looking guy!


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


Flo the Grizzly in 2008.


We found this guy at the Houston Zoo in 2011.


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.


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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