Monday, February 21, 2011

A Trip to the Tulsa Zoo

L-R (back row) Son, G4, G3 (front row) Girlie and G5

Saturday was a beautiful day in Oklahoma. AD's mother has one big birthday party for all of her kids every February. AD's youngest sister's birthday is the end of January, his and his brother's birthdays are one day apart in mid-February and his sister that is just younger than him has a birthday the first part of March. Now that there are not only grand kids, but great grands too, it's kind of a zoo when the party rolls around.

But this post isn't about that "zoo", it's about the Tulsa Zoo. Son and his kids came up for the party and when it started breaking up, he, his kiddos and I went to the Tulsa zoo for a few hours.

The kids were on the lookout for flamingos and they thought they found some. But these are spoonbills. I tried researching it but couldn't find anything that said flamingos and spoonbills are related. These were pink though and they stood on their legs like flamingos. That pelican (I assume it's a pelican!) in the back on the left was pretty fascinating to watch too.

This alligator was another of their favorites.

That lump of hair is a sloth and his parents were high above him in the trees. I tried taking their picture but they were just too far away to get a good one.

The rhinos are what really caught my eye. They reminded me of another trip to another zoo years ago when Son and Daughter were small. That zoo was a drive-through and a rhino came right up to our car to take a peek inside. It scared the bejeebers out of Daughter!

The lions were sunning themselves on Saturday.

The chimps seemed to be posing for pictures

just like the black bear.

I think everyone had a good time. Next time though, we need to go earlier in the day so we can spend more time. We pretty much closed down the zoo on Saturday.

I hope your weekend was a pleasant one too!


  1. Sounds like a great way to spend a sunny day! It's funny that people get scared of most wild animals with the exception of the one that is very aggressive; the beloved chimpanzee.

    Your Friend,

  2. Saturday was a perfect day for the zoo. Glad you all had a good time. Rowdy doesn't quite know what to think of our new puppy. It has been fun watching them interact.

  3. Cute pictures! Except the one of the bear, which made me shiver!

  4. That looks like a real nice zoo! I am so glad that Y'all had a great time (You can kind of tell from the happy faces)!

  5. It was a beautiful day for a visit to the zoo! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. We love Zoos. The Tulsa Zoo is a good one and has made steady improvement over the years. Nice pics.

  7. I like the Tulsa Zoo. Smaller than the OKC zoo but better in my opinion.

  8. The zoo is always a fantastic way to spend a day! My favorite is the much fun to watch!

  9. What a beautiful time at the zoo!! I love going to the zoo... haven't been in a while. I'm going to have to put that on my list of things to do this year. I'm so glad your dog came back home. I hope he's learned his lesson.

  10. I've only been to one zoo, The Saint Louis Zoo, a few years ago. We spent all day there and still didn't see it all. I LOVED it!
    My favorite is the giraffes.

  11. I love the zoo and haven't been in years -- I think I may have to borrow a niece or nephew this year as an excuse to go again! :)

  12. Fun post. I'd love to take the grands to the zoo this summer. I haven't been in years. The closest zoo is close to 45 minutes away.

  13. Loads of fun and memories made!!! Have a great Wednesday.

  14. Looks like you had a great day at the Zoo!
    Love the bear he meant to sit like that just for your picture!