Family Trip To The Seneca Park Zoo

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Bald Eagle at Seneca Park ZooSaturday June 14th, we went to the Seneca Park Zoo, our local zoo. We actually had most of the family with us. My mother, my brother Rick, my brother Matt and his wife, Christina and their daughter Lilly.

It wasn’t that hot, and the rain held out until we were about 1/2 way through.  This was Lexi’s first visit to the zoo.  We tried to take her the week before, but when we got there it was closed, so we ended up feeding the ducks and geese in Charlotte.

The zoo in general is a pretty good place for taking pictures of animals.  Some animals are more cooperative than others.  The Seneca Park Zoo has a good variety of animals, nothing spectacular, but definitely worth  visiting.

Bald Eagles are one of my favorite animals.  They always seem to have a very noble expression.

Buffalo Zoo

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Golden Tiger at the Buffalo Zoo.We started our weekend trip on Friday morning.  We went to the local zoo (Seneca Park Zoo) to get a membership.  In prepping for the trip I found that the local zoo has an agreement with several other zoos.  If you are a zoo member you can get either free or discounted admission to other zoos, nationwide.  We have a 2 year old that we are planning to take to the zoo this year, so the membership just made sense.  To top it off, our membership gets us into the Buffalo zoo and the Niagara Aquarium also.

We arrived at the zoo early afternoon, when we got through the gate we were a little surprised at all of the kids there.  They were on a field trip.  They were leaving as we got there.  There was a lot of construction at the zoo. As a result of the construction we had to do a bit of extra walking. The weather was actually pretty much perfect for our day at the zoo. It wasn’t too hot or cold.

We are talking about going back sometime after July. One of the things that was being built while we were there was a tropical exhibit. (Yeah, we were surprised that they didn’t already have one.) There were some tropical birds in the giraffe house, but only a couple.

The photo above is one of the Golden Tigers that was basically posing.  He had a couple of friends in with him, but he was the one that definitely stood out.

Next will be the Buffalo Erie botanical gardens.