As I'm sure you have gleaned, my kiddos are animal fanatics. Obviously, they LOVE the zoo. We've had a zoo membership since Caleb was 6 months old, and we make good use of it. In light of our upcoming move, we decided to have the interior of our house painted. The furniture in every room got shoved to the center and draped in plastic, the kids were quarantine to the basement or outside, and this prego Momma and the fumes proved not to be a good mix. Therefore, we opted to visit Daddy in Nashville for a few days. While there, I thought it would be a great time to introduce the littles to their "new" zoo.
While I'm not 100% sure, it didn't seem that the Nashville Zoo had as many animals as the Louisville Zoo, but I was very impressed. It is so pretty!!! The setting is lush, green, and shaded for a hot day. I loved the gorgeous bamboo forest, and the animals had such beautiful habitats.
We all had our animal faves! I loved the gibbons, and oh my... were they putting on a show! I don't know if they were playing, fussing, or what, but they were soooo loud and very active swinging from the treetops. The kids enjoyed the meerkats, the baby giraffe, the elephants, and the flamingos. They commented on how the flamingos in Nashville are much prettier and less stinky than those in Louisville... I concur!
Another favorite spot was the Jungle Gym. This elaborate playground had all kinds of hidden treasures. I know the kiddos would have gladly stayed and played longer, but I hurried them along so we could finish about the same time Daddy would get off work. I know we'll spend much more time there in the future :)
All in all, I'm happy to report that Jeremiah, Caleb, and Rachel were super excited and happy with their new zoo. Our current Louisville membership runs through May 2013. Thankfully, Nashville Zoo is on our reciprocal list so we'll be able to visit as often as we like. Then, next June we'll invest in our "new" zoo membership.