on November 12, 2009
My husband and I took our little boy to the Memphis Zoo for his first birthday. We all had a wonderful time. Parking is plentiful but there is a $3 fee. There are several statutes of animals outside the entrance and as we approached, the zoo staff was outfitting them in costumes for the annual Zoo Boo. Admission prices were reasonable at $13 per adult and free for children under 2. I believe the prices will be increasing in 2010 to $15 per adult but in my opinion it is still well worth the money. We started our adventure in Cat Country with the tigers and lions and such. The animals all seem very content. We then headed on over to the farm area. My son loved this part of the zoo. He got to pet a horse and a sheep. He also got to get face to face with some ducks. There is a small train that runs around the farm but we didn't ride it. We then went to see the monkeys. They were so much fun to watch, playing and swinging on ropes and bars. Then we went to the China Exhibit and saw the panda bears which always seem to be sleeping everytime we visit. The polar bears were also a lot of fun to watch as there is a viewing area where you can see them underwater. The new exhibit "Teton Trek" had just opened and is a replica of Yellowstone and has grizzly bears, wolves, etc. It has an amazing log "cabin" where you can rock on the porch and watch the animals or lounge by a fireplace. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the zoo and can't wait to go back.
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