July 31, 2013

A Day at the Zoo

You would think that a day of hiking to Timpanogos cave would have left us exhausted for the remainder of the week, but after a good night's rest we were geared up and ready for our next family adventure.  This time we found ourselves at Utah's Hogle Zoo.  It turned out to be a perfect summer vacation activity.

Throughout the zoo, there were amazing animal displays made entirely
 out of Legos.  This photo-op orangutan picture was one such creation.

Yep.  That's a polar bear made out of Legos.

This was our first time back at the zoo since the Rocky Shores Exhibit had opened.  
The impressive multi-animal habitat features bears, sea lions, seals, and otters.

We were able to closely encounter the polar bear as she entertained us by repeatedly 
pushing of the ledge near the glass to do back somersaults in the water. 

This may have been one of our last opportunities to see the giraffes in their 
current location.  A new African Savanna Exhibit is under construction
 and set to open in 2014.  I guess we'll have to come back next year. 

 What would a trip to Hogle Zoo be without 
getting a sip from the lion drinking fountain?

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