One of my favorite places from years ago was the Assiniboine Zoo. It has changed since we were there last when the girls were little.
Many parts of the zoo were under construction, 200 million dollars in improvements are happening at the zoo. Many of the animals had been moved from their enclosures.
This mama kangaroo had a full pouch..but she was determined to keep her baby faced away from us.
There were cavorting kangaroos. The males are much larger than the females in the Red Kangaroo Family.
The wind was howling ninety miles an hour.. we stopped for lunch. $27.00 later we consumed one Chicken sandwich, two orders of French Fries a coke and a coffee. ( The hamburger was inedible… I wondered where they got such terrible tasting meat.)
We headed for Toucan Ridge..where there were no Toucans.
We enjoyed the Flamingos. There were a whole bunch of photography students that were in the building, with all kinds of fancy cameras.
At the Discovery Center we watched a Meercat..and he watched us.
I used to watch that show about the Meercats on the Discovery Channel..until one night one of the favorites was killed and they all stood watch over the body..that was too much for me..It made me sob uncontrollably.. and I have not watched the Meercats since..although they are awfully cute.
We did NOT go into The Reptile House..for obvious reasons. They did have a snake in one exhibit at the Discovery Center, I saw the sign, at which time I promptly closed my eyes and Far Guy led me out of the area. I am not sure if he saw the snake or not..I didn’t ask. I wish they would keep all the snakes together. It should be a rule.
The Butterfly house was closed for the season..I figured that it would be. They have very extensive gardens in the Assiniboine Park..that would be awesome during the summer. Perhaps I will have to put Winnipeg back on the list:)