The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

San Antonio Zoo

Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day.  Since it was Morgan's birthday, she was given the choice of what she wanted to do.  She chose the Zoo!  We packed up a lunch and headed out to spend the day.

It was such a great day that the Zoo was filled with visitors creating a bit of a problem in finding a parking place.  Some of the parking was also taken up by picnic aficionados as well as those attending some soccer games but we persevered and found a place.  It is a large Zoo so once inside it was fine.

It is always a good idea to check out the layout of the place you are visiting.  Since we have been here before, we know that the kids like the big animals the best so we kept that in mind.

Here are a couple of photos for my Pink FlaminGoes friends.  The San Antonio Zoo has lots of flamingoes.

Don't you wonder how they can stand there on one foot?

We saw lots of animals but I didn't get pictures of them all.  This little bear called a "honey bear" was interesting.  His tongue was about a foot long!

The kids enjoyed feeding the fish and the ducks were right in there pushing to get their share.

Everyone here is checking out their "wingspan" against that of the condor.

This Zoo has some special features like a camping playground and a wading river with sandy beach for the kids.  We passed on the water although there were kids splashing around in it.


Here is fishing of a different sort in the kids activity center.  Instead of a hook, these poles and fish use magnets.

Now these fish were in the hippo house.  Looks a bit crowded especially when you consider that there were also two hippos in the tank.

The alligators were out sunning themselves on such a beautiful day.

The zebras were interesting but check out that bird.  I don't know what it is but it was enormous...at least three feet tall and it just stood there looking around.

I think these may have been wallabies instead of kangaroos because they were smaller.

We had our picnic but when it came time for a snack later on, the younger members of the family all indulged in cherry icies.

One last adventure before leaving the Zoo, a climb on one of the statues made for that purpose.

I always think it is nice that the Zoo has plenty of places where you can sit down and eat your lunch whether you buy it there or bring it along.  Just remember that coolers aren't allowed. Or you can have your lunch somewhere else in Breckenridge park.   We always enjoy visiting the Zoo.

5 comments:

  1. That's a nice zoo. You are right about the wallabies, they are smaller than kangaroos.

    The big bird is a marabou stork.

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    1. Thanks Susan. It is really a strange bird and so very large.

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  2. I love the SA Zoo! Even though I've been there multiple times, I still go when in SA. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the photos and post; just what I needed on a cold NJ day! :)

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  3. sounds like a fun day - I love zoos but always forget to go to them

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  4. Never realized how big the condors wing span is. Great shot.

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