No, it’s not always a jungle, sometimes it’s a zoo! We had one of the most beautiful spring days I can ever remember and my Mom wanted to bring the kids to the zoo. Our zoo here really is not in the best shape…truth is it’s pathetic. I have always felt that even if we couldn’t get a bunch of exotic animals perhaps rescue animals from our state. People could come and invest in programs designed to help our local animals and kids could learn from workshops at the zoo. Nobody asked me though so we take what we can get. They did have an amazing turkey this time that I don’t remember seeing before. There was also a very pregnant goat who was rubbing her belly on a log…that poor thing was as wide as she was long. There were also a rabbit or two…they were very lazy on this warm spring day…note Gabby’s hand as she attempts to get in a pet or two. It was so bright that it was hard to get a shot without a squint but I think this is pretty cute none the less. There is a little section with some old wagons that I always like to see. Ducks aplenty were in the zoo though there wasn’t much water to be seen…maintenance perhaps? Maybe the get up and go got up and went but if so not on this old thing. I like the rope fencing they have along the path around the zoo…I always think it looks artsy or maybe it’s just me. We’ve bears all over this state yet the bears in the zoo are Russian. They weren’t even there the day we visited. I wonder if these beavers are even local. The wolverine we’ve always wanted to see was again absent…the sign said he was in a breeding program somewhere else…vavavoom…LOL! They did have some scraggly big horns…note the horns weren’t so big. I expect they were either females or young males. I bet they were hot and glad to be losing some of their winter coats. The tiger was looking scrawny…sort of like Richard Parker from the Life of Pi towards the end of the movie so I didn’t take a picture. The daffodils near the tiger enclosure were coming along nicely though. Some less inviting Cockle Burs were hanging around like skeletons from years past. We had a Cocker Spaniel that was notorious for getting into these suckers…like a magnet with metal shavings…it was a terrible mess to get them out of his ears back in the day. Further on they had an Asian deer…I wanted to visit a place in Japan where they are plentiful but didn’t get to see them in the wild…this one looked kind of sad if you ask me. My Mom figured it might be in part because the winter coats were coming off…I’m not sure though. Many trees remain bare stillbut there were some interesting blooms here and there. The bald eagles are rescues who can no longer fly after some injuries. They were screeching at the keepers who were cleaning out their enclosure. Near the eagles some other blossom caught my eye…how lovely the colors are. Last some squirrels were raiding the garbage cans…this fellow had a huge chunk of bread. Somehow I think he wasn’t bothered by the state the zoo was in!