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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!


and tigers

and bears, oh my!

As a resident of central Ohio, I am blessed to have the country’s #1 zoo just a short drive away. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is situated on 90 acres and is home to more than 700 species of wildlife. The zoo is laid out by geographical regions of the world.

If you are not from Ohio, you are probably still aware of our wonderful zoo through personal TV appearances by the zoo’s director emeritus, Jack Hanna. Jack, incidentally, is currently in the news for using pepper spray to ward off a charging bear cub.

Come along with me as we go on safari at the zoo.

Here are some babies with their mamas.

Just hangin'

Lunch time for the baby manatees
who are being rehabilitated
after some unfortunate boating encounters.

The Polar Bear Exhibit is the newest addition

Twin girls who love to play.
The exhibit provides multiple vantage points,
including a tunnel that runs below the exhibit...

so you can get up close and personal.


  1. I love the zoo! It is always a fun day!


  2. The Polar Bears are by far my favorites now! (although, I still love the elephants!) They're so neat! :) I love the pictures!

    I was telling Mom the little Manatee had some marks on it and that it probably got hurt by a boat, she thought maybe it got into a fight :)

  3. What a great place for a day out. How lucky to have it close to you. Thanks for sharing it. Jane xx

  4. Looks like a great day! It's been years since I was at the zoo.

    Loved your walk, in the previous post!

  5. hi la,

    i followed you here from a comment you wrote on rhoda's post... i thought i'd come check out your (newer) blog here... fun photos.

    ~ ana

  6. Love going to the zoo! It’s been so hot lately I haven’t been in awhile. I just love going to and watching the monkeys play!

    Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”


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