Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Visiting The Zoo- Part 1

I know I haven't been posting about any good eats lately. It's been crazy schedule wise around here, so anything more than survival is out of the question right now! But for Mother's Day, we did make it out to visit the zoo. It was a rainy day, but we were able to squeeze our visit in before the downpour started. I took so many pictures I wanted to share with everyone that I thought I might post about them this week, for something a little different.

The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of the nicer features of this city. It has been created in such a way that you get the feeling the animals are actually ok with being kept there! It's a big place too- it took us 4 hours to get through the whole thing, with only a short stop for lunch. But there is so much to see, we didn't want to miss anything.

These photos are of the beginning part of the zoo. There are lions, a couple of different kinds of tigers, elephants and giraffes.

Each area has a little box you can plug in a plastic card and hear local newscasters tell you about each animal's habitat, feeding needs, and general information. Of course, you have to be a member of the zoo or purchase the card separately, but there is usually someone around who has one so you can hear it anyway.

"Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings."
-Evan Esar

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