April 30, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things: Zoo

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Today's Blogging A to Z Challenge, with my theme of "A Few of My Favorite Things", is all about the letter "Z".

One zoo that I have always enjoyed going to year after year is the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri.  

Growing up we went to the zoo often, sometimes yearly.  My favorite animal to visit was (and still is) the White Siberian Tiger.

When my daughter, Vickie, was born in 1989, I tried to keep up that tradition so each year we would go to the zoo on her birthday (April 16th). We did this for many years until she decided she was too old for the zoo.  So, the tradition stopped. I am sad that we did not keep up with this tradition.  

I have not been to the zoo in 11 years and I really want to go back.  Hopefully I will get to take a vacation soon so I can go back to Missouri and visit the St. Louis Zoo!

NEW IN THE NEWS:  On April 26, 2013 a baby elephant was born at the St. Louis Zoo!  Click the photo below to read more about this adorable new baby.

(c) Katie Pilgram/Saint Louis Zoo

Do you have a zoo near you? Do you like going to the zoo? What is your favorite animal?


  1. Adorable photo! We don't have a zoo near us, but we visit the Seattle Zoo every couple of years. I honestly enjoy all of the animals equally.

  2. There's a zoo at the end of my road. It's strange to hear the lions roaring at night! I went to university in Colchester, Essex, and Colchester Zoo is amazing. The best animal there, by far, is the old orang-utan. I could have watched him for hours!


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