Nashville Zoo

We braved the heat (the extreme heat….96 degrees!!) and went to the Nashville Zoo this weekend.  Even though it was so hot, we had a great time.  Celia is coming out of her whiny and defiant streak, so she was pleasant and  had WAY more fun this time.

First up was the gibbon exhibit.  Honestly, I liked this zoo better than the Pittsburgh Zoo.  The animals seemed to have more room, it was more natural, and they seemed happier.

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The whole family checking out the meerkats.

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They also had a tunnel so the kids could go up into the area with the animals.

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Check out the legs on this stork!

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Wingspan too. This guy was just prancing back and forth, giving us a real show!

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Some alligators, sunning themselves.

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Showing baby Allen the snakes. Honestly, he preferred people watching to any of the animals this trip.

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Celia absolutely LOVED everything in the Unseen Creature building. Snakes, frogs, spiders. She made me read each description to her and then lectured everyone around about the animal.

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They had a really nice petting zoo too. I think these table goats should meet my lawn chair chickens.

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Awww, baby Allen and a baby goat.

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Sibling rivalry.

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The kids loved brushing the goats. The goats didn’t seem to mind too much either.

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We did wonder about these amazingly fat ones. Are they pregnant…or just fat? We felt it impolite to ask…but I did feel this goat up every which way (but not the way a vet would) and could not feel any for certain little baby goat parts wiggling around.

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Six month old white tigers. They looked full grown, but acted like kittens.

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Zebras, Elephants, and Giraffes completed the tour.

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One thought on “Nashville Zoo

  1. Lori on said:

    The zoo looks amazing! Too bad it wasn’t just a little cooler out. 96 degrees is just too darn hot. Oh and that goat is definitely pregnant. Probably with twins. Twin kids are more common than single births for goats. I worked at a zoo and answered those questions a lot!

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