Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Edmonton's Valley Zoo

During our trip to Edmonton, we wanted to take the kids out to a few things they would enjoy. The zoo seemed like a good option, something everyone is interested in, and a way to show Charlotte that an Elephant isn't just a plastic toy! So, off we went to the Valley Zoo «Google map» with Charlotte, William, Opa, and Omsie!

Charlotte looking at the owls with Natasha.

Charlotte really liked seeing all the animals. It was her first time seeing them in person and she seemed to think it was pretty neat.

One of the many owls on display.

A dire warning!

Off to see some of the larger animals, the fences are decorated with signs to save visitor's fingers.

The calm zebras were grazing in the field.

The main attraction, Lucy the elephant!

This was the first time Charlotte has seen an elephant, and according to Natasha, her first time too! Apparently, there is no zoo in Fredericton.

And lastly, the fun photo!

Nearly getting gobbled by the shark.

And that was our trip to the zoo. We've heard that other zoos are better, but this one has the basic animals, a few rides to go on, and is a great place to spend a couple of hours with the kids.

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Blogger MariaJoy said...

I love taking MIah to the Zoo, thinking about taking him this weekend. There is a great one in Fort Wayne. We have quite a few that aren't too far away. Nehemiah's favorite is the zebra. LOL

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

We really enjoyed this trip to the Zoo! It brought back many fond memories as we visited the Valley Zoo when I was a child. Many things are still the same like Humpty Dumpty as you enter the Zoo. Also the Whale Andrew & Natasha are standing in! There is also Noah`s Ark that Andrew & Charlotte toured. :-)

Lucy the Elephant is pretty special as she has been at the Zoo for over 30 years!

We will be visiting the Valley Zoo many times I`m sure when the Grandkids come to visit. They are expanding the Zoo so there will be even more to see!

Great photos!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Enjoyed the pictures!

The Zoo is such a fun place to go! I enjoy it every time!

St.Louis and Memphis have a great Zoo, so we take advantage of both! :)

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Kind of a dumb question, but what about the Greater Vancouver Zoo? I haven't been there yet, likely won't until Caitlin is old enough to enjoy it a little. Do they not have much to make it worth while going?
I loved going to the Valley Zoo as a kid!

1:50 PM  
Anonymous adritsw said...

I have pics of myself at Storyland Valley Zoo. When I was a child....Super place for all !!!!

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Susanna said...

Love the shark pic!

7:24 PM  

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