After breakfast, we headed off to the Seattle Zoo. It is better known as the Woodland Park Zoo and located just north of the city.
I had no idea exactly how big The Woodland Zoo is but it sure felt like it’s a medium sized zoo. We got in using the CityPasses which included entrances to the zoo. Without the CityPasses, it would have costs $11 each.
We did not spend a lot of time in the zoo. I think it was 2 hours or maybe 3 hours max. We like this zoo because it is so compact and well planned. Most important of all, it is very walkable. I remembered how tired we were when we visited the San Diego Zoo which located in a hilly area — lots of steep slope and all.
If you ask me, I would feel that the Woodland Zoo is designed with the young ones in mind. There are a lot of really kid friendly exhibits. Our boys were quite bored because they wanted more exciting stuff.
The last time we were there, there was a flight demonstration at the Raptor Center. Our timing were off. Instead of waiting for the next flight demonstration, we decided to move on.
The African Savanna was a well planned exhibit. It is a large area where the animals are allowed to roam. It’s kind of hard to get a clear view especially when the animals are far away from the viewing points.
It was a hot day when we went. Many animals were sleeping.
Patience is what I did not have that day. It was obvious they boys wanted to move on. So, I managed to take a lot of butt shots. Here is one of the tapir …
… another of the elephant in the midst of dropping it …
… and of the hippos.
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Haha. I have quite a few butt shots also. I have a close-up butt shot of the tapir which I find quite funny.
I don’t know if they do this year round but the zoo has scheduled giraffe feedings throughout the day. Although it does cost $5 a person to feed it a small branch, I thought it was worth it because I’ve never been that close to a giraffe before. (I even got to feed it a carrot.)