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Thursday, April 28, 2011

60a. Rolling Hills Zoo

Our adventure this weekend began with the Rolling Hills Zoo and Wildlife Museum in Salina.  We had heard mixed reviews about the zoo and did not know what to expect.  Well, we were thrilled.  The zoo is not among the world's greatest, but it is amazing.  One of the greatest things was the way it personalized the animals.  Many animals had information about them, including their names and ages, posted at their habitat.  It was an amazing experience to call the animals by name and feel like you were really interating with them. 





Angel was excited to see the zoo had her favorite animal, chimpanzees.  When we entered the ape house, we got to talk to a zookeeper about the apes and the plan for the near future.  It made a special bond between our son and an orangutan to find out they were both several weeks premature.


The kids were most excited to find the petting zoo.  So, there was much excitement when they discovered Kid's Country.  They loved looking at the petting zoo animals and feeing the sheep and goats.  Our daughter was upset one goat kept stealing the food from the smaller goats.


The feed theif

Notice the egg in the coop

The weather was cool and cloudy, but I think that added to the wonderful zoo experience.  Besides us not baking in the sun, the animals were out enjoying the weather and we could see all of them.  Some of the animals are still in their winter habitat, however.  So, although we could still see them, it would have been fun to watch them romp and play on their "islands."

Being Easter weekend, we decided this looked like Jesus' tomb. 

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