Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aussie Zoo Adventure

Last month we spent a really fun evening at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. My sister-in-law is a nurse at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital so she was able to get all of us passes for a special evening event catering to kids with ongoing health issues. The zoo pulled out all the stops and offered free carousel rides, gave out free ice cream and cotton candy and brought out all of the interactive animal exhibits. So awesome!

Ari loved the carousel and rode several times.


Up close and personal with a barred owl.



We adore the Australian Adventure and so it was one of our first stops.


Inside the homestead we enjoyed wandering through the rooms stocked with Australian staples but also find it a bit funny that things as ordinary as Arnott's Biscuits, Keen mustard and other common staples are part of a tourist exhibit!


A kookaburra comes out to visit. While we were admiring the kingfisher, a sulphur crested cockatoo was screeching in the background and I was instantly transported to a Canberra woodland at dusk and had to think for a moment to remember where I really was!



The boys got to feed nectar to rainbow lorikeets.


Moving on from the land Down Under, the kids had the unique opportunity to feed lettuce leaves to the giraffes.





Good times!


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