Sedgwick County Zoo
For the next visit in the Family Fun Series, we made a return visit the Sedgwick County Zoo. A lot has happened since our last visit. For starters, they celebrated their 50th birthday with the opening of its new entry complex.
While many more changes are coming in the future with the new Asian Big Cat Trek, Stingray Cove, and Safari Express, we were still able to swing by and enjoy many of the current exhibits.
Getting in was very easy. As current zoo members, it was as easy as walking to the entrance and showing our membership cards. It was a swift process. Once inside, we made our way immediately over to a small kiosk near the entrance. It’s the only area to buy food for goats. They stopped selling it out of the quarter vending machines a while ago.
The food was a few dollars and worth every single penny. There’s nothing more exciting than hearing a two-year-old yelling “Gooooaaaatttsss!” over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. I could continue typing “and over” because she said it a crazy number of times.
For all the food we bought, she fed the same goat or perhaps that particular goat was the dominant one that made sure to get all the food.
We let our daughter run the show that day and the next animal she wanted to see was the “horseys”.
That was followed up by another animal she loves to draw, “turtles”. We know they’re tortoises but try explaining that to a toddler.
Ever since she fed the giraffes, she’s fallen in love with the animals and cannot wait to do it again.
Since it was hot outside, we had one more stop in us and it was the Gorilla Forrest. The last time we went, she was freaked out by them This time around, it took her a few minutes to warm up. After that, she was imitating all the gorillas by saying “ooh ooh ahh ahh”.
And unfortunately this one was a bad example as she just had to go home and put blocks in her mouth.
The beautiful part about being members is we could spend an hour or so there and return any time we want to check out other parts of our fantastic zoo.
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