We love the zoo. Perfect for wearing out a toddler, amazing animals to look at, and great for spending time outdoors. Our local zoo has been remodeling for what seems like forever. Finally, after three years of work there is an entire new section of the zoo, Hogle Zoo's biggest expansion ever.
It only opened last weekend and E and I just couldn't wait any longer. So after a long Sunday nap we decided to head up to the zoo late in the day. The weather was a touch cooler (so perfect for walking around the zoo) but the crowds were still crazy.
That said, it was totally worth it. Rocky Shores is amazing. So well put together, so many beautiful animals and such great attention to detail. Plus, the Tibetan themed tiger exhibit was practically empty and the elephant area was a ghost town. So, while we fought the crowds near the polar bears and the otters, the other areas were easy to get up close and personal.
As soon as we got there we high-tailed it to Rocky Shores. We were first met with eagles and otters. The eagles were chowing down on fish and the otters were swimming around and being oh-so-cute.
grizzly cub in Canada.