Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wildlife Park and a winner

On Tuesday, I went with Kaylee's class (she's in 2nd grade) on a field trip.

We went to Tanganyika Wildlife Park, and had a great time. Without making this post all about the mission of Tanganyika, we'll just say it's like a zoo, but offers more interaction with the animals. Here were some of the highlights.

The wildlife park has a kangaroo section where you can go in the exhibit cage area with the kangaroos,which is pretty cool.
So, everyone thinks kangaroos are pretty cute right? And you think the baby kangaroo in the pouch is adorable, yes? You picture something like this:

In reality, it turns out they don't usually look like that. Usually some random body part sticks out, rather than a cute little head.
In this case, there's a leg and a tail sticking out. It's actually sort of creepy to me.

Here's one where we got a peek at the baby in the pouch.
But still, it just doesn't seem that cute to me anymore.

I showed you a picture of Isabelle with the lemur in my post yesterday. At Tanganyika, they have the lemurs on an island and you can go on the island, right into the exhibit, and feed the lemurs. For some reason, apparently lemurs really don't like to be petted, and they caution you many times against petting them. You can sit with them, and feed them, but you cannot pet them.

When we went on the island, the lemur keepers instructed the kids to raise their hand if they wanted to be given a treat to feed to the lemurs. Clearly, this lemur wanted a treat too!

Kaylee's got a lemur in her lap!

And here's Isabelle with her lemur friend again.

Tanganyika also has an area where you can get in the enclosure with rabbits, and you can purchase lettuce to feed them.

You can also do the same with the tortoises.
 
We had a great time at the wildlife park. The kids in my group were all really well behaved, and Isabelle was fantastic for the 4 hours we were there. I think it's great that they allow so much interaction with the animals. Feeding goats is only fun for so long, ya know.

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I have several other giveaways lined up, but it's just hard to find the right balance of keeping my blog about me, my family, and whatever ramblings are in my head, and mixing in giveaways. I enjoy having real content for real readers, not just product reviews and people hoping to win giveaways.

If zoos made if safe to interact and feed any animal, which animal would you like to interact with?

54 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time at the zoo! Great pics!

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  2. Those pics are adorable, although I totally agree about the kangaroo. Creepy. And how awesome that you got to go with Kaylee on her field trip!

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  3. what a fun field trip!!! I am just loving the pics...although the first kangaroo pic is a little disturbing and ruins my childhood pic of a kangaroo :) haha!

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  4. I was just telling Pryce about kangaroos and their babies yesterday, but I'll be honest--that wasn't what I was picturing. Yikes! :-)

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  5. Missed my chance to enter! Bummer. Maybe next time! :)

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  6. I love the pics. That trip looks like so much fun.

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  7. Ew. That kangaroo foot is kind of creepy. I don't care for that at all. The lemurs are adorable though, and it looks like Y'all had so much fun!!

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  8. That's awesome!! I'd have a ball there :-D

    I agree - the kangaroo pictures were a little surreal.

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  9. ok, i saw a kangaroo for the first time last year and seeing small body parts poking out really weirded me out. not all nice and clean like i had hoped! ick.

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  10. Oh I want to see all of these little animals! I would love to spend a day with the monkeys at the zoo!

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  11. that pics of the kangaroo with the leg and tail sticking out is pretty creepy! It seems like the kiddos had a blast! Loved all those pics :-)

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  12. The kangaroo pic - first thing I said before I read what you wrote was "Ew." Yeah. Not so cute any more.

    That looks like such a fun place! My kids would love it...but I wouldn't go without my Prefense hand sanitizer - wink, wink.

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  13. Uh..... my opinion of kangaroos has forever changed.....

    And what fun!!! My favorite animal at the zoo are the otters because they are always moving. Not sure how you'd interact with them.... but they sure are cute!

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  14. This is the best zoo ever. I'm totally jealous. I want to play with lemurs and kangaroos.
    Those kangaroos, by the way, are really creeping me out now ... Just sayin'. I had no idea they looked so gross with their pouches and random body parts.
    If I could play with any animal (safely) in the zoo, I would play with a cheetah. But that will never happen because they will rip my face off. Or I would play with prairie dogs. They look squishy and fun.

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  15. Sounds like you had a great trip and I love places like that! The kangaroo photo is so crazy but totally interesting. I love kangaroos:) Happy Thursday, darling

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  16. That's way too weird about the kangaroo. I've never actually seen one in real life and it kind of looks like an alien emerging from the momma. Yikes!

    Umm..I want a lemur on my lap! How awesome! Clearly my parents didn't take full advantage of petting zoos when we were little. Thanks for sharing your zoo outing!

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  17. That picture of the kangaroo with the random tail sticking out totally ruins the cute picture of kangaroos I had in my head! How disappointing....

    I would want to feed an elephant though! They're so huge and funny!

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  18. That looks like a super fun zoo! I want to take a field trip there!

    I've always wanted to pet a tiger. Except for that fear of death thing that ruins fun stuff like petting tigers.

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  19. holy heck! i have never seen a kangaroo in a pouch like that before! that IS super weird with just the tail sticking out. what a weird feeling for the mama. ha!

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  20. Looks like you and your girls had a great time! Those lemurs are kind of cute!! I would love to hold a koala bear...they are so cute!

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  21. visiting from ETC:
    And I am pretty sure I never want to see a kangaroo. Ever. :)

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  22. looks like you had a great time! love the kangaroos!

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  23. That looks awesome!
    And I would definitely want to interact with something awesome like a lion or a tiger. Actually the zoo in Gulf Shores where we have Kaleo has animal "encounters" one of which is playing with baby tigers! Someday I'll have to take Landon when he's not so bite sized :)

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  24. Poor mommy Kangaroos, they looked misserable! OUCH!

    Cute Pictures!!!

    We actually have a park similar to this where we live, the boys have never been, but its awesome, my favorite is feeding the Giraffes. (ours just had a baby back sometime in early march. SOO COOL)

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  25. Awww I love that they have so many places where you can be interactive with the animals. If I could choose an animal to interact with it would be the giraffees! They have ALWAYS been my favorites.

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  26. Okay, wow the Kangaroo kinda freaked me out too looking at these pics! How funny!
    I would like to interact with an elephant!!

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  27. I'm kind of disappointed by the kangaroos.... The foot hanging out... gross!

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  28. Zoos are so much fun!! But I agree the baby in the kangaroo pouch is super creepy to me! As soon as I saw it before I read your post I was like ew wow!

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  29. How cute, I loveeeed the zoo when I was little. Best place for kids!

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  30. Looks like a good time at the Zoo! My son has a field trip to one soon!

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  31. 1. That park looks really fun. I wish we had one here!
    2. Kangaroo: You are right. Totally creepy. I will never look at a kangaroo the same way again.

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  32. You would imagine that joey's are so cute in the little pouch - but you're right they often jump in there head first!

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  33. How awesome!! looks like everyone had a great time but whoa, I had no idea that the kangroos don't always have their heads out of the pouch - that is pretty creepy!!

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  34. Oh wow, this is SO cool! I have been wanting to do this!!

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  35. I've never seen a kangaroo before. I agree...tail and leg hanging out...definately creepy looking.

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  36. soo cool, I didn't know lemurs are that friendly! and always a fan of kangroos since i went to australia as a little kid!

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  37. ok so you totally ruined my whole fantasy of cute little kangaroos and their babies. THAT IS CREEPY!

    however you totally redeemed yourself with the lemur.

    kangaroo still creepy.

    boo I didn't win.

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  38. This looks like such a great day with family!

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  39. how fun!! I love the zoo... I here the one here in the springs is pretty cool, so we will be going there soon!

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  40. The field trip pics are AWESOME! Glad you got to spend the day together! :)

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  41. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those lemurs are awful cute. My hubby recently brought home a bunny AS A PET!! Of course I blogged about it. I almost didn't let him in the house.

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

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  42. Aww! They are so cute.. but yes, the kangaroo in the pouch with its tail sticking out, kinda creepy!

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  43. I'm not sure I'll ever look at kangaroos the same again.

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