After we finished at the educational building, we went to North America and then the Heart of Africa. We were fortunate the Heart of Africa was open because they are only open in the fall, winter, and spring during better weather.
The brown bear was up and about pacing around his exhibit. Since he was on the move, I was unable to get a clear photo of him/her.
We saw very little of North America since we headed to the Heart of Africa and then onto the shuttle back to the front of the zoo.
The decorations between the Polar area of North America and Heart of Africa.
There were so many animals out in Heart of Africa. The lions, warthogs, cheetahs, and giraffes were all out and about which was cool.
Hubby offered to pay for me to feed the giraffes so I did that which was neat.
Here are some photos of the other animals in the Heart of Africa.
The beautiful foliage and one of the signs in the Heart of Africa.
After we got done with the Heart of Africa, we went to get the shuttle back to the front of the zoo. Instead of the typical shuttle, they had a hay ride. One of the men on the hay ride was loud and very talkative. We were entertained during out ride back to the front.
I hope you enjoyed the photos from when we visited the Columbus Zoo in October. The boys and I went back to the zoo on November 23rd to see the Wildlights. I have that on my list to share with you.
After we finished with the Islands and Australia, we went to the aquarium. Since it was Boo at the Zoo, they had skeleton divers which was neat to see. It was very crowded in the aquarium since everyone wanted to see the diver.
After we left the aquarium, we hopped over to manatee bay.
I love the reflection of me in the door of the aquarium. Sometimes you have to be creative to get photos of yourself. Hubby was playing Pokemon Go through out the zoo so that was what he was doing in the photo.
They are redoing the Sting Ray Bay area of the zoo. Next summer they should have sea lions in that area. So right now all of the sting rays are in quarantine in the back of the Manatee Coast exhibit. The ones they have on exhibit are typically located there. I love their smiling faces.
After we got done with the aquarium and manatees, we went back to the education center to look at the sloth. This time they had a scarlet parrot and armadillo. So cool.
We enjoyed seeing the sloth.
Join me next time for Africa and me feeding a giraffe.
Sorry I’ve been missing. There is nothing like an elementary teacher tired in December. I’ve been exhausted.
Anyway after we left the Congo area, we went over to Australia and the Islands. The gibbons were active and outside when we got there. We especially enjoyed watching the baby gibbon. He would climb up so far and then fall down. He kept trying and trying to get the top. So cute!
Next up was going to see the komodo dragon. Hubby refused to smell the komodo dragon’s breath. If the boys were there, they would have done it.
The pelican is new to the Islands area of the zoo.
The Asian otters were in rare form. They were running around the exhibit and playing around which was awesome to see. We don’t usually get to see them be as active as they were.
More of the gibbons.
Most of the kangaroos were hiding in their behind the scenes area. One kept looking out to the exhibit area and then opted not to come out. It was in the 50’s so it could have been too cold for them.
Join me next time for the aquarium and manatee bay.
Join me for a five part series about our visit to the Columbus Zoo on October 20.
The boys were gone for the weekend back packing in Kentucky so I decided to visit my favorite zoo. The weather was perfect that weekend. The animals were out and about which always makes the visit to the zoo even better. It was Boo at the Zoo so a lot of kids were dressed up for Halloween.
I got a lot of great photos while we were there. I hope you enjoy them.
The Columbus Zoo is located near Dublin, Ohio. There is a lot of construction going on in Dublin. I loved the flag on the crane as we were driving through the town.
Some of the decorations around the zoo
Since it was Boo at the Zoo, they had characters at the front of the zoo. Even though I never went over to the characters, I made sure to take photos of the characters in between the costumed children.
The first exhibit we went to was the flamingos. We got to talk to of the volunteers while we were watching the flamingos.
As always, click on the photos for a zoomed in photo.
Then we went to see the penguins. They were so active which was so cool. One of them kept swimming fast through the water and jumping out because they were that fast. So neat! Hubby was so delighted.
Join me next time for the photos from the Congo area of the Columbus Zoo.