It has probably been ten years since I have been out to the World WildLife Zoo and wow how it's grown!! I first noticed as we were parking they have a Dillion's BBQ right next door, which I later realized you can access from inside the park!! Smart, better to pay $10 for some ribs than a hot dog! Ok, I may be exaggerating a bit but, we all know any park is expensive to eat, so the restaurant was a huge plus and it smelled delicious.
As we walked in the entrance I almost missed the little parrots, my son didn't, he was snapping pictures as we went. We got our little photo opp in right at the entrance.
Here is part of the Log Plume Ride, yes there are rides!! This is the only one we skipped, it was a little chilly that day and it was pretty certain we would have gotten wet. Although as we walked through exhibits I was kinda bummed because the ride takes you through parts of the exhibit where you get close up to alligators and you go through tunnels of salt water tanks, so cool!!
They even had touch tanks!! It brought me back to when I was a kid and we took a school trip to the Oregon coast and got to touch different creatures, fun.
Here's my other little friend, and yes you can pet them too. You can even buy food and feed them! They have every fish imaginable, sharks, Huge turtles, eels many different things to look at in the aquariums, even penguins.
They have a Tortoise enclosure you can go into, these guys are huge.
And of course a petting zoo.
We then boarded the train reminiscent of Jurassic Park where he we driven beyond the fences right in with the animals for a very close encounter. The Ostriches were my main concern although they didn't seem concerned with the train full of people so, I guess we were safe.
These guys are well fed! For a quarter you can get a handful of pellets to feed these giraffes from up on top of the feeding platform, they're always looking for a handout!
The Sky Ride was my daughter's favorite ride, she would have stayed on it all day. It's great it goes from one end of the park to the other and you get to see just about everything from up high! Just make sure you don't wear flip flops, we saw many lost shoes as we looked down.
Yes, they have tigers and lions and rhinos, but these guys are adorable! I just wanna take them home with me.
Earlier when we walked by the leopards inclosure they were pacing and making a racket, when we got to the nursery guess who we saw? Awwwwww. So cuddly. The big leopard not pictured was black so maybe a relation.
This park is huge with so much to look at, I can't even begin to tell you everything. I saw signs up all over about expansions and new exhibits, but when we were done, I felt like this little guy.