Monday, July 22, 2013

Our Trip To The Detroit Zoo!

As a family, we love going to the zoo. For the last year, we have been a member of The Toledo Zoo but just recently, we switched our membership over to The Detroit Zoo. It was Baby Z's first trip there and even though it was a million degrees out (ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration), we still managed to have a lot of fun.

We've been taking Baby Z to zoos since she was 6 months old (I guess it was more for ourselves than her at that point). Nonetheless, she has always thoroughly enjoyed it and we love going as well! At 18 months old, she really loves watching the animals but I think she likes people watching more. lol

Baby Z and I in front of the camels.

 This little meerkat was so cute. He sat there pouting like he was in time out!

That's how I sleep too, Mr. Bear!

Baby Z and Daddy by The Arctic Ring Of Life entrance.

Touching the ice wall. I love when zoos are interactive like this!

I grew up in Metro Detroit so all of our field trips were to The Detroit Zoo but it has changed alot since I was a kid! Major exhibits (some old, some newer) include the Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Penguinarium and Butterfly Garden. The zoo is situated on 125 acres and is home to more than 3,300 animals of 280 species!

For $5 you can feed the giraffes but you have to get there early before tickets sell out! We are looking forward to feeding the giraffes at some point this summer but Baby Z and I are not morning people so that will have to be a day my husband drags us out of bed. haha

The only problem I had with the Detroit Zoo was there wasn't a lot of shade along the pathways so on a 90+ degree day, you REALLY felt the heat of the sun. We are going plan on our trips on cooler days from now on for this reason!

For more information or to plan a trip there, visit the zoo's website. You can also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube!

Overall, we had a great time and we look forward to many more trips to the Detroit Zoo!
Have you ever been to the Detroit Zoo? What is the best zoo you've ever been to?


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