Friday, May 16, 2008

Visiting The Zoo- Part IV

Four hours after we arrived at the zoo, we finally reached the end! We were surprised to see that the zoo is building a new section. It has an old mining town feel to it and seems to be mostly about endangered Polar Bears. I think this is the first time the Pittsburgh Zoo has ever had Polar Bears so they built the exhibit to educate people.

It's hard to see the sign, but it says that as the human population increases, the bear population drops.

This is an overview of the new exhibit.

The whole "town" is set up as different store fronts that provide information about Polar Bears. This store front was about the diet of the bears done up like a seafood store. It really got our attention cause it looked so out of place.

The new bears.
At the very end of the zoo, there is a children's play area that is fantastic. It includes a big climbing tunnel so the kids can pretend to be mole rats! It also has this spider web and a few tunnel slides.

Here is the resident meerkat to send us off! He was the last animal we could visit because the petting zoo was closed. All the animals were at the doctor's office getting check ups. Maybe next time...

"I love acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo."
-Nicole Kidman

"My parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo."
-Billy Connolly


CountryDew said...

Looks like a fun trip.

lil' miss martha stewart said...

the zoo looks like a blast. thanks for sharing the pics