Monday Morning at the Zoo

We did a brief Oregon Zoo trip this morning, followed by lunch downtown. I was originally going to take Rex through the Pacific Northwest Exhibit (it’s close to the entrance, cool in temperature, and not usually crowded), but he was insistent on seeing the giraffes (which are at the very bottom of the Zoo loop). He was a little trooper and walked the entire time we were there. My best estimate (based on my FitBit) is that he walked around 2 miles or more. That’s not counting how much we walked to and from the MAX and lunch.  Not bad for a three year old!

We saw some of the animals we normally bypass when traversing the Zoo with friends and family.

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The crocodiles were active in the water today.

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The flamingoes were beautiful and pink as usual.

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We lucked out at the giraffes. Not only were they out and active, but a Keeper was feeding them leafy branches, which brought them very close to the upper viewing area.

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And for once the hippos weren’t both napping!  I was sad to see a sign that said the hippos will be phased out in 2018. I guess we have three more years to enjoy them before the rhino habitat is expanded. If you’re interested to the changes happening at the Oregon Zoo, you can visit this link to read all about the new and upcoming improvements.

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