Wayne’s grandma bought our family a membership from the NC Zoological Park a couple weeks ago. With any membership to zoos, wildlife centers, and history/science museums they have a reciprocal program which means your card is good at over 240 places across the country!
Having been to the Asheboro Zoo, we decided to go to the Riverbank Zoo in Columbia, SC. It was about a 2 hour ride for us and you would think in that short of a drive you could avoid potty breaks! Not with my crew! No, my guys know where every rest stop, gas station, and restaurant bathroom is in the South East! So, we get to the zoo and notice that if you have a membership card you don’t have to wait in line and can go straight in the entrance. We get to the entrance and the lady says, “with this card you don’t get in free, but you do get 50% off admission.” I guess we should have called first to check. Once we got in, my guys had to go to the bathroom AGAIN (notice, I haven’t said “I” had to go.)
We made our way to the bird exhibit where we saw lovely flamingos, penguins, and other brilliantly colored birds. We noticed that it would be feeding time in the aquarium soon, so we headed that way.
Here the diver is feeding the vegetarian fish some romaine lettuce. Now, I don’t live in the ocean, but I don’t think romaine lettuce is a natural thing that salt water fish eat. Can’t they get them some kelp or nori? LOL! It was neat to see the diver literally hand feed all the fish that were swarming around him.
Next, we went to see the apes. Siamang apes to be correct and they were a blast! They were about the only animals in the entire zoo that did something other than sit or lie down.
King of the Icee!
This was my FAVORITE exhibit! Those koalas were precious! I wanted to take them home with me!
I just wanted to hold this little sleeping one! It was so stinking cute!
Hootie loves these things!
There’s nothing in the world like milking a bucket of water!
They are so goofy! If I want a serious picture, I have to catch them off guard.
After we finished seeing all the animals and walking the mile and a half back to our van(at least that’s what it felt like) we had a picnic in this lovely nature area.
I’m not sure what river this is, but it was beautiful!
We had a blast together and will definitely go back!
~Delighting in God’s Creation,