We took our kiddo to the zoo last Monday (almost two weeks ago) – his first zoo visit! The Greenville Zoo is about an hour drive away from our house, so we decided to make a quick trip while the husband was still on spring break. It was a gorgeous day (mid-70s!) and everything seemed to work in our favor.
The zoo is small. We were able to do our entire visit in under two hours. Our favorite animals were the elephants, monkeys and giraffes. We saw the elephants as soon as we entered the zoo. Our boy did not know what to think. (This week, though, he’s trying to say “elephant” which is a tough word!)
The kiddo wasn’t quite sure what to think about the giraffes when they first started moving towards us (the male giraffe was eating, and giraffes are pretty freaky when they move around) so there was a little bit of crying. He quickly realized just how cool the giraffes were and didn’t want to leave them.Smart boy. Giraffes are so cool. Also, Greenville has a baby giraffe and I was super excited to “meet” him.
The monkeys…He saw the monkeys and would say, “I see! I see!!” and “monkey! monkey! monkey!” That made the whole visit worth the drive.
He blew the monkeys kisses. Unprompted.
Towards the end of our visit, we came across an area he could run around. So we let him.
And then we caught the petting zoo on our way out. He liked looking at the “chick chicks”
We’re hopefully visiting my dad this summer, and we’re already planning another zoo visit. I think it’s safe to say that our boy LOVES the animals!
We enjoyed the Greenville zoo, but I thought it was a little on the small side and I didn’t know if the animals truly had enough room to roam. My last zoo visit was to the Asheboro zoo and the animals had SO MUCH space. It took us so long to navigate that zoo, and we were in and out of Greenville zoo in two hours. For the price, and the time it took for us to get there, I can’t complain too much.
And one more giraffe photo:
Do you have a zoo nearby? How is it?