Friday, October 20, 2017

Bronx Zoo Nature Adventure

We had the best field trip to the Bronx Zoo this week.

Lina was so excited to ride the Wild Asia Monorail for the first time (we saw an elephant named Happy, a rhino, a tiger, deer, wild horses etc.):


Lina had a blast at the Nature Trek (which opened this summer)...giving us the perspective of a giraffe, in terms of height. She loved exploring the cool tree house, wobbly bridges, walkways, tunnel etc.



 



Lina is very interested in observing animals and learning about them in person (not just from books or movies). As members of the Wildlife Conservation Society, we appreciate the unlimited admission to the zoos and aquarium...especially since we live in New York City and we would not otherwise have the opportunity to see so many animals that one could see in the wild. Lina loved visiting the Congo Gorilla Forest (we saw the lovely and unusual okapi for the first time). At other exhibits, we saw majestic lions and elegant giraffes outdoors in natural habitats.




We fed & pet the goats at the Children's Zoo...woo-hoo...Lina loves goats SO much!!!



She was VERY interested in the World of Birds exhibit, since she is so fascinated by birds...as well as seeing the beautiful butterflies in the Butterfly Garden.



And Lina+mama took a fun ride on the bug carousel...