Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Break Zoo Visit

Last week was Spring Break for us. The weather was nice and sunny with mild temperatures so we decided to pack it up and visit the San Antonio Zoo with my father.

The San Antonio Zoo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is home to many animals representing 750 species. It spans 56 acres and more than 1,000,000 people visit the zoo each year. There are many attractions at the zoo including a butterfly house, a train that drives through Brackenridge Park, a petting zoo, a carousel, and Lory Landing. I've visited this zoo many times with my parents as a child and a few times with my own children as an adult.

Unfortunately, we learned that Spring Break may not be the best time to visit... the traffic was atrocious because everyone else decided to make a trip there during Spring Break. We couldn't find anywhere to park, so my dad finally dropped us off at the front. He was stuck in traffic for 2 more hours looking for a place to park while the kids and I wandered around the zoo.

Once things settled down, we did have a nice time. Here's a few photos and video from our visit.

This is a Lorikeet, also known as a Lory. The San Antonio Zoo has an attraction called "Lory Landing" where the birds live in a large open enclosure that zoo visitors can walk into. You can purchase a small cup of nectar to feed them. They will land on your hand, open the cup, and help themselves to the nectar.

The zoo has a large reptile house with a lot of different snakes and lizards.

There are several giraffes which you can actually feed. However, the line for that was too long so we didn't partake in that activity.

The Nile Crocodile was quite intimidating. Also, I didn't realize just how cool this photo is with the reflection until I edited it.

And finally, my favorite were the Jaguars. There were babies! I believe this is a photo of the mother Jaguar. You can watch the baby Jaguars, Liam and Milan, in the video below. One of them was having a fine time playing with a plant frond.

And that's it for our trip to the San Antonio Zoo. Hope you enjoyed! 


  1. The picture of the crocodile is amazing ! Thank you for sharing your photos and video with us, it's a beautiful place to visit. Purrs

  2. what a wonderful idea to celebrate spring break a little... apart from the traffic... I like the giraffe have to look close to see the second one behind the one in the front... that's like a teaser LOL


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