Last Saturday, I was invited to the Blogger’s Day at the Dallas Zoo. It was my second time visiting the zoo, and it was even more special than my first visit. The Dallas Zoo gave me the opportunity to enjoy the day at the zoo, as well as ride the monorail, feed giraffes, and Lori bird (but she was too full when I was going to feed her).
I was invited to the Dallas Zoo in celebration of one million visitors in a year for the second year in a row. The Dallas Zoo is doing amazing things, and is home to some animals that are almost extinct. The Dallas Zoo is a non-profit zoological park and could use all of our help in their conservation efforts.
The weather was rather cool that morning. When I got there they greeted me at a special table with a schedule and swag bag that contained my tickets and other goodies. One of the first things we did was head in the direction of the monkeys. I saw a little, baby ape horsing around with his family, which is always my favorite. Not too long after, we went on the monorail, and it wasn’t so peaceful by the apes. If you didn’t see my Instagram, there is a video I posted of the apes monkeying around.
The monorail is so much fun. You see animals you don’t get to see when walking around. They are bringing back their hippos, and making a huge area for them. I can’t wait to go back and check it out. I greatly enjoy the cheekiness of the tour guides, as well. You won’t be disappointed.
Feeding the giraffes is also such a joy. I got to pet one of their noses and felt their scratchy tongue as they grabbed lettuce away from me. We were all smiles.
The first time I went to the zoo, I completely missed the area where the children’s aquarium is, and all of the animals over in that direction, including the tigers. This year I went through most everything, except for the children’s aquarium. I’ll have another thing to look forward to the next time I visit.
There are so many wonderful things that happen at the zoo all year round. Some events coming up include, Halloween Nights, and a special presentation on October 27 with National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore. Also, check out the Zoohoo! blog for more fun stuff. What is your favorite part of the zoo?