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Zoo – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter Z

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Zoo – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter Z #AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter Z

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2019/04/

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Today is the last day of the A to Z Blog Challenge. It’s been a long month of letters and posts, but I’ve enjoyed it all.

Thank you all who’ve stopped by for a visit, your comments, and likes. I appreciate it very much. Hope you found some entertainment from my posts this year. 🙂

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “We wish you a happy spring!”

Zoo

We don’t have a zoo here in our town, but I’ve been to several over the years in other places. The first one I remember going to was when I was a kid. We visited my relatives in Enid, Oklahoma, and made a short day trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo. That was fun. We have old home movie film of that trip to the zoo.

Next one I remember was the San Antonio Texas zoo, back in the 60s. It was included in our vacation to the Hemisfair that year. We also traveled to Austin on that trip.

Then, I’ve been to a zoo in Japan, and in Germany. Don’t remember much about these, and can’t find any photos we took at the time.

I’ve also been to a wildlife park in central Texas, called Topsy Ranch. We drove through the area, and the animals would come up to the car.

A few years ago we went to the zoo in St. Louis Missouri. That one was really nice, with lots of landscaping, and things to look at.

Last year in May, we visited my daughter and her family in Kansas City Missouri. While there we went to the zoo, which is just down the street from where they live. It is a beautifully landscaped zoo, with lots to see and do there. We did see lots of animals, and most were in their area recreated to be their natural habitat.

We took a boat ride through the zoo, and also a cable car/seat ride over the area, too. Below are some photos I took.

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The photos are:

  • Green & white sign – Kansas City Zoo
  • Sign arched over entrance to zoo with the name & a lioness on it
  • The boat we took a tour on a river through the zoo (white with a tan roof)
  • A penguin standing on ice/snow
  • Two elephants with jungle type greenery background
  • A white stork & baby standing on a log
  • A large green, red & blue parakeet/lorikeet
  • Two giraffes by a tree
  • A gray stingray in a pool (we could pet them)

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “Peace, love & Zee End”

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Tie dyed paper background of pink, green, blue, yellow…Peace Love in colorful foam letters …fuzzy toy chickens & a toy giraffe with the mystery box

 “See ya next April”. ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

March Squares – Spikes # 14

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March Squares – Spikes # 14

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Spiked in March

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These stingrays definitely have a spike!

This past summer we were at the Kansas City MO zoo and also the aquarium. We got to see these stingrays and even got to touch some of them. They are so graceful swimming around. I was surprised at how soft they felt.

The one in the bottom photo is one we got to touch at the zoo. There were a lot of them in the pool, and as they swam by they’d come up to graze our hands we had put in the water. I think they liked doing that. They would kind of wave their flippers at us when they came by.

The first two photos were at the aquarium behind glass…just to watch them.

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Here’s a video of some stingrays …so beautiful! (these people were not us)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS