A Day at the Zoo: Fauna

A few weeks ago, Mike and I took time off to go to the zoo.  Going on a Monday in early spring definitely has some major benefits.  It was not very crowded at all, and while some of the exhibits were closed, we had the run of most of them to ourselves.

Fun facts:
1. I got sunburned in mid-March, because my skin is ridiculous. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
2. Admission was pretty cheap for a zoo.  I can see many weekend trips in our future due to this wonderful discovery.
3. I forgot how much I love seals. ā¤
4. These animals seriously don’t give a sh*t that you’re there.  Very willing to approach/stare you down.  I’ve never seen a bobcat act more like a house cat until this trip.

I’m going to post pictures of the floral aspect of the zoo later, as there was a crazy aviary that housed a billion different tropical plants.  I could have spent the day in that building, so I think a separate blog post will do.

In the aviary. The birds flew inches from your face in here. Crazy.11080681_913299895358567_5425153632656360996_o

Arctic fox —  So cuddly!11063859_913262368695653_1908981820081896171_o

Lions — also very cuddly!


Bobcat — the most cuddly!


Me — Least cuddly.IMG_6882

The zoo obviously agrees with us. 



The NC Zoo is a great, family oriented trip, especially if you’re in the Carolinas. If you can swing a week day, I’d definitely recommend it.  I can’t wait to try it out during the summer.

Do you live near a zoo?  What’s your favorite exhibit?

Thanks to Mike Gillman for all the amazing pictures. 

3 thoughts on “A Day at the Zoo: Fauna

  1. Pingback: A Day At the Zoo: Flora | Adventures in Verdance

  2. These are really amazing photos. NICE JOB. The C-bus zoo had an aviary like that where the birds flew all around you. Pretty neat. I bet you were in HEAVEN with all those plants around you, haha. I CAN’T WAIT TO LIVE SOMEWHERE THAT HAS A ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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