27 October 2005
Zoo in the Desert
Well last week we got together with a friend of mine and took the kids to the World Wildlife Zoo. It's only five miles from our house. This is the first time I have been to a zoo in Arizona and it was quite interesting. It was like walking through the desert and viewing animals in cages with only grass at their feet. Not so many trees but enough to make a little shade.
The coolest thing about this zoo was that you got to feed so many of the animals. (Note to self, bring more quarters next time!) Anyways, the coolest feedings were the birds and giraffes. When feeding the birds the zoo supplied apples and you got to go in their cage and let them fly on you to feed them. Then, to feed the giraffes we walked up a huge stairway (to the 'Giraffe Feeding Station') and got to feed them by hand.
This particular zoo had lots of animals (especially monkeys) but no elephants or bears. Hmmm, I guess it's either to hot here or there was not enough room. We also packed lunches and ate outside by a huge playground and petting zoo. Needless to say, it was really cool and Victoria and her friends had a blast!