Saturday, July 28, 2012
Reid Park Zoo
After my road trip with my friend Raven's family, I needed a lot of time to relax! One of the best places to do so is at the zoo! I met up with my friend Summer to explore Tucson's Reid Park Zoo. It was a truly hot day, so Summer and I did our best to scamper from shady spot to shady spot. Here we are in front of a waterfall and waterwheel- don't they make it look nice and cool?
Here is a photo of me and Summer by the duck pond. You can't see them in this photo, but there were baby ducklings swimming in the pond, following their parents! It was so cute. I wanted to chase them, catch them, and bring them all home with me! However, you should never feed zoo animals, so I stood back and enjoyed watching them.
Finally, we headed to the see the zoo's latest exhibit- Expedition Tanzania! Can you see the elephants behind me? There was a bull, a mama, and a really cute baby. Did you know mama elephant are pregnant for two years? Wow!
Expedition Tanzania has lots of interactive stations. At this one, Summer and I are seeing how much we weight compared to an elephant. Who do you think weighs more- me and Summer or a baby elephant?
We ended up zoo visit with an elephant ride! Of course, we rode a statue instead of a real elephant. After the zoo, we headed back to Summer's house, where I got to meet her friend Rebecca! We drank iced tea and just hung out. I loved my trip across Arizona with Raven, but I was glad to relax for the day. What do you like to do to unwind after a long trip?