Showing posts with the label Zoo

Sharks in the Desert

Z loves sharks. Mandalay Bay has sharks. Therefore, we go see the sharks.

Oswald's Bear Ranch

I must have misread the signs. I thought they said Beer Ranch. Somebody, get this bear a beer. ;)

Ostrichland USA

Get up close and personal with giant birds at Ostrichland USA in Solvang, California.

See emus.

See ostriches.

See ostriches see you.

Feed emus.

Feed ostriches.

But, please don't fight ostriches.


Reid Park Zoo

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona, is my favorite zoo. I've never lived in Tucson but have been to this zoo more than any other. The zoo contains an impressive collection of animals yet is small enough that long hikes aren't required between exhibits.

Stag Beetle



Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary

The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary in Punta Gorda, Florida, has rescued and cared for over 1000 animals over the past 30 years. The sanctuary is not a zoo but is open to the public on weekends and by appointment.  They depend on donations and admission fees to care for the animals.

We especially enjoyed the opportunity to get up close with the big cats.

Keep your fingers out of the kitty cages

Colorado Gators

See the biggest alligators in the west at Colorado Gators.