One of the first things I did when we were talking about moving to Boise was to research zoos in the area. Surprising, I know. Thankfully there is a zoo right in Boise, Zoo Boise. We were at the zoo within days of getting into town. Again, surprising, I know.
Lily’s sleep schedule was all off from the trip so she slept all the way to the zoo and than we had to wake her up once we got inside.
She was really groggy at first and really couldn’t care less about the monkeys that we tried to show her. Then we found the Coati, which was at our zoo in Fresno, so she was very excited about seeing a animal that was familiar.
I had a lot of trouble taking pictures of a lot of the animals, because Zoo Boise has a lot of their exhibits behind glass and or mess/chain link.
Thankfully Zoo Boise also has a lot of statues.
Lil wouldn’t be happy if she couldn’t feed some statues.
They also had the same komodo dragon statue that the Fresno Zoo has. He was behind a rope though, so he had to starve.
Zoo Boise has some animals that we hadn’t seen before and that was very cool.
They don’t have a petting zoo, but you can feed the goats and sheep from a little candy vending machine full of little goat food pellets.
Lily wanted no part of feeding the goats, but Waldo tried really hard to convince her that it was safe.
Waldo became an expert at the goat feeding.
Zoo Boise has a awesome seasonal butterfly exhibit that I’ll blog about separately because I can’t narrow down the pictures to a reasonable amount.
They also have PENGUINS! I’ve never seen penguins in person before. They are very cool.
And penguin statues!
They also have very majestic eagles and Lions, both of which I’ve never seen before.
Lil got a stuffed buddy at the gift shop before we left.
All in all it was a very successful trip. A lot of the zoo is a little old fashion and in need of upgrades, but they are working on it. They have a wonderful Africa area and they have started working on a Asia (I think) area. I’m so happy that there’s a zoo here since that is one of our favorite things to do together as a family.