|Visit Plumpton Park Zoo - Link|
First things first though - we had to read the rules! The girls are very respectful and well mannered. It's nice too that they could read all the signs, which animals they could pet and feed, and anything else. Another thing about the zoo that I really liked was that there were various hand sanitizer stations throughout the park. I could just hear my mother - their grandmother - in the back of my head "make sure they wash their hands". Especially too since every time we walked by the bathrooms there seemed to be an never ending line of groups or field trippers in line waiting to use the bathrooms. The girls read and followed most of the rules - I even had a hard time not calling the animals or mocking their sounds - which I believe was one of the rules. We did purchase the feeder cups (the orange cups in the pictures - they were $4 - they have cheaper options too) which I liked that they could keep them.
|Arden feeding the ducks|
|Eryn's turn feeding the ducks|
SOME OF OUR FAVORITES
|Peacocks are everywhere and they're lovely|
|They loved the little baby pig|
|Close-up of the baby pig - adorable!|
|Mr. Tortoise chomping on his lunch|
|Jimmie the Girraffe|
You can pay $5 to feed him
|The girls loved the Zebras|
|He didn't appreciate my question:|
"Excuse me Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Lollipop?"
The world still may never know...
|Compe-e-e-eting for food - the girls loved this area...|
|Timber Wolf - she seemed so sweet and attentive - but I kept letting the girls know which were carnivores...|
|Both the White Tiger and this one were sleeping exactly the same - precious!|
|The girls loved that the Gibbon Apes came out to hang with us|
|Ms. Bobcat was taking an afternoon nap|
|This adorable Arctic Fox came out of her little house so that we could visit with her - so sweet!|
Right now Plumpton Park Zoo is attempting to raise money in order to build Jimmie the Giraffe a better enclosure. So please help by sharing this post and getting the word out about a great cause. This is a wonderful zoo and if I had the money I would definitely donate to their efforts. There are amazing staff there that were working so hard, and there are a lot of different programs going on there too. While we were walking around some of the volunteers or staff would help the animals interact with us. The girls loved when a staff member was playing with the porcupines. Overall too, I was thoroughly impressed with how much the animals interacted (even on their own) with us. It's an amazing zoo and they definitely deserve the funds to continue their causes and efforts. So - help to support them if you can monetarily - if not, then help by spreading the word. Thanks!