Although it's April, and spring weather has arrived, I'm finally posting photos of a rare, semi-warm day in March. The Philadelphia Zoo...We plan to go back in a few weeks when spring is in bloom.
There is so much about the Philadelphia Zoo that brings back memories, like the rare mammal house. I remember this place 25 years ago when we would take my oldest baby girl Amy. Now she brings her own babies... oh how the years slip by quickly! Here she is with Daddy and Moo.
The reptile house also has not changed one bit. Still holds that fascination complete with scales, green skin, and slimy stuff...
They look miserable but are having fun, really! haha! Evan and Levi are too cool to let you know that they are actually having fun! lol!
One area that has changed is the Wild Cat area. There used to be small, lined up cages. Of course, I'm thinking about it as a first grader, 45 years ago. Zoo "philosophy" in general has changed since then. It was sad. You could see the big cats outside as well as inside, depending on where they were on that day. It was especially fun when the lions would roar inside the building. It echoed throughout the large, smelly cinder block building reverberating off the walls. Exciting for a first grader!
Now the area is dubbed "Wild Cat Falls" and the Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, etc., have a little more freedom to roam open areas... And they are making more changes. They are building a series of bridges/trails throughout the park to allow the wild animals, including the big cats, to walk above pedestrians in open air caged trails. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else-apparently the first of it's kind. It's called Zoo360 Exploration Trails. Here's some info on what they are doing... Zoo360
Asher and Levi are making cards for the zoo's two newest cat members.
Best Buddies in the Primate Reserve!
And a couple of the cutest primates I know!
Getting a bit tired and chilly as the day was ending and the sun began to go down.
And the next time I post from the zoo spring will be in full Bloom!!!
Favorite Photo of the day!
Bye Moo! Bye PopPop!