We have made a visit to the zoo here in Seattle many times. But on this visit, the kids were happy, the sun was shining and I just happened to take a bunch of pictures. So here are some pictures from a recent visit to the zoo this Fall.
We played at the park just outside the zoo for a little while before it opened. The zoo opens at 9:30, so when the kids are up before 7, it’s pretty likely that we are stir crazy before the zoo opens.
Next, the girls thought it would be fun to chase the jaguar. They don’t have much of a survival instinct.
Up next were the gorillas. This one was so sweet and came to look at us right by the window.
Inside the zoo, there’s a really fun playground. They like to run around the path (over and over), stand on the ant hills, go down the rock slides and play in the spider webs.
One of their favorite places at the zoo is the farm. The animals were pretty silly when we were there.
More fun things to play in/on.
Dannie is starting to get the hang of standing on standing part of the stroller. For some reason Maddie wanted to sit in the seat.
The lions are kind of hard to see in this picture, but they were all out on the rocks which is something we don’t see very often.
We hadn’t visited the wetlands at the zoo in a long time, so we took a stroll through there. It was really pretty
The red panda (Firefox) is one of my very favorite animals. He’s so dang cute and fluffy!
We also saw the giraffes, hippos and zebras, but I didn’t get any good pictures of them. I love this zoo. The only thing I wish it had were more indoor areas. It rains here…a lot (in case you didn’t know) and it would be nice to have more options at the zoo for rainy days. But alas, it does not. I hope we can get a couple more nice weekend days to make another visit before it gets too cold (and rainy) for the season.
What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo?