Thursday, June 11, 2009

The North Carolina Zoo Since 1974

I love the zoo. I had been waiting to go since my husbands company Christmas party where we won 4 free tickets. Its not expensive, but it gives me a reason to go, even when we have no money : ) I have been trying to get there since the first of May, but our weather has been awfully unpredictable. raining or too hot. So finally my husband just took a vacation day and this past Monday we went! And boy were we in for a SHOW!

Here is some information about the North Carolina Zoo.


~Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 1,500 tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into one of the largest "natural habitat" zoos in the United States. You won't find cages made of steel and concrete here! Our animals are given enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to include trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt.~




















This was taken in the Pavilion from the video above.


They have a lot of Orchids!



The pink is my favorite.




I don't know what this is.






One of the Seals!



I'm not exactly sure what this is, but I want one!


This is the desert Pavilion. Its HUGE!



The Flamingos are my favorite, well along with the Puffins, that I could not get a picture of!





Hibiscus!



I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures from our Zoo trip. If any of you live anywhere close to The Piedmont of North Carolina you should make a trip. Its a really great experience and its fairly cheap!



Hope everyone has a GREAT day and Happy Gardening!



10 comments:

aidensmom said...

Oh I love the pics! I want to go so bad, but as you know moneys tight. Maybe one day we will go. I am hoping we can go before it gets to cold. Aiden would love it! Glad you had fun. ;)

lynn'sgarden said...

HiJessica, thanks for sharing photos of your day at the zoo. We haven't been in a long time but now you make me want to take a trip! The flowers are what I keep an eye on too, not just the animals..lol.
Lynn

aidensmom said...

Awwww lol thanks. I need a constant reminder to be patient. Go has a plan for me and I need to wait it will get better. And thanks again.

Dirt Princess said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love zoo's also, they are such fun!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Your attention to the blooms at the zoo reminds me that I need to do that next time we go! It seems I've been very caught up in the animals and the kids and neglect the flowers! My mom is moving away from NC (Raleigh area) tomorrow...so I guess I won't get down that way any time soon--but your zoo sounds really nice;-)

Tootsie said...

sounds like a good day....great photos!

RainGardener said...

I love going to the zoo. The flowers are gorgeous. Beautiful pictures. Guess I'd better be making arrangements to take my Grandsons to the zoo. We always have a great day when we go.

Susie said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun. We went to the Memphis zoo not too long ago. It was great!

CiNdEe said...

Oh I love the zoo!!!(-:
Just wanted to come over and say hi and thank you for stopping by my blog!!!! I enjoyed my visit at your blog too!!!! I will visit again soon!!!(-:

Tootsie said...

just poppin in to say to have a wonderful week girl...hope you get good weather and a stress free time!