So I finally bit the proverbial bullet and made a visit. There are things I liked about it and there are things I miss about my own zoo. I really wish a panda (my all-time favorite zoo animal) lived here, but I'll settle for the baby giraffe and elephant. I mean, how cute are they?
The giraffe was insanely curious and was not shy. He came right up to the two-way glass in their feed loft. He was also pretty darn adorable. I've more pictures at flickr and even more in my HD.
The elephant really wanted to play but his adult companions didn't want to. He finally settled down on the dirt pile for a nap, but kept playing around with the dirt as evidenced in the picture above.
I swear I spent most of my time there at those two paddocks. I really must go at another time when the animals are more active. Most of the other residents were napping. Perhaps I should ask when the best time was. Probably right when it opens.
At any rate, I should give in and give it another try. I really wish they had more sea lions... two is pathetic in comparison to the several we have in St. Louis!