I posted a few days ago about my family and I taking a trip to Birmingham, Alabama. Our first stop on our trip was to Vulcan Park and Museum. If you didn’t get a chance to read that post then you can read it here. Well when we planned our trip to Vulcan we also planned to visit The Birmingham Zoo since it is only 5 minutes away. We didn’t want to drive 2 hours to do just one thing. Besides we knew that there was no way we were going to drive by a zoo and not go in since our kids are absolute animal lovers. So this was basically a stop we had to make.
Being that my kids love animals so much we also know that when we go visit place like this that they have animals they want to see. This fact sometimes sparks arguments or disappointment because one wants to go to a particular area before going to see another. So The Husband decided that we would take turns going to see the animals they wanted. Tyler chose first. He wanted to go see the reptiles. This wasn’t a surprise since he has always had a fascination with snakes. So off we went. It was amazing to see all the different reptiles. It is pretty awesome to be around them in their habitat. I’m sure one of these days Tyler is going to ask for some crested gecko morphs, I just don’t know when. No matter how many times I’ve been to the zoo I am always fascinated by the animals.
Then it was Nishe’s turn she wanted to go see the elephants. So we headed in that general direction. Along the way we saw some of the beautiful birds within the zoo. Most roam freely like the peacocks. We even saw one with it’s tail spread out. Peacocks are some of the most beautiful animals to me. We also saw flamingos and Nishe’ even got one to eat out of her hand. She was scared but she did it. I thought it was pretty funny. Tyler was having no part of it.
After that we made it to the elephants. They are gorgeous creatures. They look like very peaceful animals as long as you respect their space and don’t bother them. Before we got to the elephants we took advantage of photo opportunity near an elephant statue. After that we went across the street and checked out the park. Nishe’ found an elephant mask.
After this the taking turns kind of went out the window and we went wherever the zoo led us. We saw giraffes, pigs, zebras, and many other animals. One of the must sees for both were the big cats and monkeys. Especially the lions. Check out these pictures:
Then of course we had to take advantage of the many photo opportunities that the park had to offer like these:
We all had a great time. In the end trips like this are so much fun and so totally worth it. Especially when you get to see faces like these. I hope that they remember this for a long time.