A sunny and not too rainy spring Saturday leant itself to visiting the Zoo this past weekend. We packed a picnic lunch and made it a short trip, just checking out the Great Northwest animals. Being spring in the PNW, most of the animals in these exhibits were especially active, as this is their native weather.
These two bears were having some sort of quarrel. Either that, or they were putting on a show for the visitors.
This bear was having a late morning nap in the cave.
The bobcats wanted nothing to do with the people and were being quite standoffish.
There were also otters (moving too fast to get a picture), eagles (we didn’t get close because they made Rex nervous), and assorted other animals. This exhibit is all arranged in a forest setting that lets you “hike” around waterfalls, salmon runs, and assorted flora and fauna. It is really well done and I highly recommend checking it out on your way to view the more exotic animals.
P.S. Other than parking ($2.40), this was a zero dollar outing for us. We used our zoo membership and brought our lunch. It was a really nice frugal adventure.