While I was in New Mexico visiting my Grandma, my family set up a playdate for me at the zoo! I was looking forward to it so I could meet my new friend Josh. Josh is younger than me, but he's still fun. I was also excited to visit the Albuquerque Biopark because they are one of the only zoos in the country with koalas! Josh was very familiar with the zoo, so he gave me an excellent tour. First though, we stopped at the zoo cafe for some chicken strips. While we were eating, Josh and his mom surprised me with a special Albuquerque tee! I went into the bathroom to change to my new top.
Our first stop was at the Australia section. The zoo has many animals from Australia, like koalas, tree kangaroos, and wombats! I wanted to see the wombats, but they were sleeping.
See this little green splotches behind me? Those are parakeets, which are native to Australia! They were really cute, but you have to be careful and make sure not to let any out of their exhibit.
Once you walk through the parakeet exhibit, you enter a big room. Just to the left is the koala! Isn't it cute? It was much bigger than I thought it would be. It was sitting there sleepily munching on eucalyptus leaves. Aww!
Over in the next exhibit was another special animal- a tree kangaroo! He's the brown splotch in the background of this picture. They're very cute too.
After we left Australia, we contined to wander around the zoo. Near the café, we saw these awesome polar bears. It was a very hot New Mexico day, so the polar bears were enjoying themselves by swimming. I was so hot that I wanted to jump in with them, but I know polar bears are wild animals, even if they do look very cuddly.
We also checked out the giraffe exhibit. While I was having my photo taken, one of the giraffes came right up behind me! Doesn't it look cool? Awesome pants! I love giraffes, though they make me feel very short.
One of the nice things about the Albuquerque Biopark are all the pretty and refreshing water features throughout the zoo. Before we left, we took photos by this pretty waterfall. It looked so cool, I wanted to jump right in!
I had a great time at the zoo with Josh. I'm really glad he invited me on a playdate. Have you ever hung out with someone older or younger? Did you have fun?