Originally Posted by NotAFarm
I love zoos. As kid in San Antonio, we went to the Breckenridge Zoo (now known as the San Antonio Zoo). I loved it when we had family visit from Nebraska. We always went to the zoo since it was a good thing to do with my cousins. I used to take my kids to the Lincoln Park Zoo when they were little because it was smaller and free but love Brookfield. I haven't been in ages but maybe will go this summer when the grandkids visit.
Have fun! Take some pictures!
I love zoos too.
When my kids were young, we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo a couple times. Cause it was free and we were usually staying by the lake. We liked the polar bear exhibit.
We also loved Shedd Aquarium.
We've been to the Audubon New Orleans zoo a couple times. It's right on the Mississippi river. They had a white tiger and a section set up like a Louisiana Bayou. Take the street car from Bourbon Street, down St. Charles Avenue through the Garden District. Get off at the Tulane and Loyola Universities stop. Walk through Audubon park to the zoo. After the zoo, take a ferry back down river to Jackson Square and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. On another trip we rode bikes from the French Quarter to the zoo and back via the riverwalk.
I was at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum when I was a kid. It was one of the best 3 zoos in the country at the time - along with the San Diego and St. Louis. That was around 1960. ASDM was also number 5 of the best museums and top 5 public gardens to visit in the US between the 70s and 90s. The exhibits were great.
Growing up here, we are a little zoo spoiled, it is fantastic - and free - always has been, always will be.
I've never been there but now the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska is ranked as the number one zoo in the World. Number 2 is San Diego. Number 3 is Loro Parque, in Spain. Number 4 is St. Louis.
I've also been to zoos in Austria and Costa Rica.
Originally Posted by superchemicalgirl
I miss the aquarium in Baltimore. Nothing like that around here. We have a wildlife refuge rehab park, which is nice and has mostly native species. They have a giant car wash bristle they bought and it's in the moose enclosure. They love rubbing on it.
Perchie, glad you didn't buy the machine full price. If you have questions on when and how to use it and what the results mean, there's plenty of help online. And if you're still confused, reach out.
We had a gorgeous day here yesterday and likewise today should be, too. I put the tomato and pepper seedlings out in the sun for about 20 minutes. They started to burn, so they went back inside to recover. I'm hoping to get them out for a little bit today, too.
Our roosters started going at it again yesterday, and then the toms joined in. I had to break it up. Several times. One of the roosters is in jail right now. I will have to go out shortly and make a jailbreak because he freaks out in there and tips his water over. Hopefully being apart 16ish hours has helped calm the mood. I have never had this much problem with roosters before. I have consistently had an alpha and a beta rooster to ensure my 40+ish girls are covered. They've always accepted their place in the flock until these two which started this spring.
Good luck with that.
Traveler's choice top aquariums in the world. https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cAquariums