Last weekend, a couple of my friends and I went up to the Columbus zoo.
Backstory: I love red pandas. They’re just so adorable and look so cuddly! One of my friends also loves them, so we decided we needed to visit some in person. So off to the zoo!
We went late in the afternoon on a hot day, so a lot of the animals were sleeping or at least relaxing.
We saw a several different kinds of birds – these are two of my favorites.
7. Blue tang (Dory!)
9. Zebra shark
10. Flying fox bat
11. I was so excited to see the elephants and red pandas!
12. Elephant – his name is Hank
13. Red panda
I was so excited to see the red pandas! Unfortunately, he was sprawled over a tree branch sleeping…
Tigers were always one of my favorite animals growing up (at least partially because of Tigger. He’s the best.).
15. Polar bears! Polar bears on the ground!
Of all places… I’ll never look at polar bears in quite the same way after listening to “Cabin Pressure.”
16. Brown bear
Definitely nap time.
Most of the lions were napping, but this one looked like it just woke up and wasn’t sure about being totally awake yet.
I knew the Columbus zoo was big, but I didn’t realize quite how big. But my friends and I still managed to make it through most of the zoo in about three hours!
Have you been to a zoo recently? What’s your favorite animal to visit?