Fort Worth Zoo | Exploring Ft. Worth

By Holly - 7/28/2015 07:00:00 AM

One of Zoe's must do activities this summer, was going to the Fort Worth Zoo. We checked it off our list a couple weeks ago, when some friends from church asked us to join them. Lucky for us, they had memberships, so we got a discount on our tickets. 

Now, I grew up in Denver, going to the Denver Zoo. If you have not visited the Denver Zoo of a zoo of similar caliber, then you my friend should get to one asap. I didn't realize as a child what a good zoo we had and kind of took it for granted. While the Fort Worth Zoo is no Denver Zoo, it was definitely a great experience, with plenty to see and do. 

We happened to go on one of the hottest days this summer, which meant my clothes were soaked in sweat 2 and 3 times over. However, the Fort Worth Zoo has attempted to tackle the heat with lots of big trees growing over the walking areas, meaning plenty of shade and misters spouting cool water in several areas. While these conveniences didn't stop us from sweating, they definitely made our 5 hour day more pleasant. High Five Ft. Worth! 

I didn't take a ton of pictures because I really just wanted to enjoy the day. We saw some animals I had never seen before, and plenty of adorable zoo babies. 

Bald Eagle

One of my favorite sections, which I didn't take pictures of, was the Texas Wild area, set up like an old wild west town. They had an interactive puppet show, petting farm, and indoor exhibits with activities for the kids. 

Zoe attempting to fish
I was actually surprised in a couple of the exhibits how close we got to the animals. The rhinos specifically. We were standing on a bridge maybe 2 or 3 years from this rhino. You can see me in the shadow. If he charged, we would've been in trouble.

The zoo is big, and for just a few dollars you can take the train to get to the opposite side of the park. We opted to take it one way, which of course the kiddos loved!

Even though we left hot and soaked in sweat, we had a great time. The highlight for me was seeing the white tiger and baby giraffe, while Zoe loved petting the milk snake.  I'm glad we went with friends who knew the zoo really well, so we didn't even need to use our map. They took us all around and we didn't miss anything. 

We've been here in Ft. Worth for almost a year exactly, and there is still plenty of this city we haven't seen yet. 

Holly & CO.

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