I am in love with springtime right now. Here's a beautiful Redbud tree in the Oklahoma Trails section of the zoo. I love this area which features animals native to Oklahoma in their natural habitats. Bear, coyotes, mountain lions, foxes, bison, and prairie dogs are all among the animals we saw today. And my kids always love going into the big red barn to see the nocturnal animals like bats and owls and skunks.
Lucas was obsessed with all the waterfalls in this area. He requested his picture by this one and I happily obliged. Notice he got his hair cut this morning? So handsome.
After we finished at the Trails, we went to see the Tiger mama and her four adorable tiger cubs. The sky had turned overcast and the air was a bit cooler at this point which the animals love. The cubs were running and jumping and pouncing on their mom. It was pretty cool to watch. Afterwards, we went to the Lion Overlook, but didn't see any real lions out and about. We settled for the bronze ones instead.
We finished up our visit with a long stretch at the wonderful outdoor playground. The sky was looking quite ominous at this point, and the zoo was getting ready to close for the day. The kids got in a few more minutes of outdoor fun before we left. We were there for nearly two hours and only toured two areas. There is just so much to see!
Just as we were a few steps away from our van, big, cold raindrops started beating down on our heads. We were just in time! All three kids dozed on the way home, worn out after six days with little strenuous activity. It felt good to be outside, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying our spring break for change!
What did you do today?