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A Day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - Almost Wordless Wednesday


Last week mommy took over my Almost Wordless Wednesday but this week I'm back in control. Mommy is still home with me recovering from her surgery but she decided that she was going to take me to the Zoo. Yes I finally got to go back to the zoo. The last time I was there I was too little to really understand what was happening. Although I saw the animals I didn't really enjoy it because I couldn't get up and get close. This time was so different. While I was in and out of my stroller, I got to do it my way and thank you mommy for taking the stroller along. Now I hope you enjoy my photos that was taken at the zoo.

Now these photos were taken at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado and it's one of the zoos where you can get up close to a Giraffe and actually feed them. Well that's a whole other story.

When you first enter you get a quarter which you can use to save a wildlife animal.
I decided that I wanted to help save the Penguins

Reticulated Giraffe Up Close and Personal

Mommy Feeding the Giraffe

After seeing the Giraffe's tongue I decided that feeding a Giraffe wasn't something I wanted to do.

East African Crowned Crane

Okapi

Red River Hog

Male African Lion

Female African Lion

Grant's Zebra

I got to sit on an Elephant

A rare picture of me and mommy together taken by a total stranger

Watching a Slender-tailed Meerkat

Black Rhinoceros 

African Elephant

Petting a baby Wallaby

Feeding a Parakeet at Budgie Buddies

A Peafowl

We saw quite a bit of snakes which I was very much afraid to go near even though they were in glass cases. Because a lot of people don't like snakes I am going to hold off on those photos. See I can be nice at times.

Mommy had to point out this Chameleon to me

Red Ear Slider Turtle

Amur Leopard

Amur Tiger

I dedicate my Moose sighting to Tamara of TamaraCameraBlog

Ducks at the Moose Lake

Now you can't visit a zoo and not see some monkeys can you? I was able to see quite a few of them but didn't want to stay too long. Their habitat didn't smell too nice if you know what I mean.

Lion-tailed Macaque

Siamang Gibbon

Getting Up Close and Personal with a Western Lowland Gorilla

I got to chase around chickens at the petting zoo

African Penguin

The best part of visiting the zoo is going to the giftshop before you leave. With so much choices how can you resist getting a new friend to take home.


I had a really fun day at the zoo and mommy promises that we'll get to go to the Denver Zoo this summer and I am so going to keep her to that.

Do you enjoy visiting your local zoo?


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Annmarie John
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  1. Wow, you guys got to see lots of awesome animals at the zoo! My boys love the zoo, too!

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  2. ;) So jealous that zoo looks amazing! The pic of your daughter and the Wallaby so adorable! Looks like you both had a wonderful time, wish I were there right now!

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  3. That looks like a great visit. Wonderful place.

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  4. wow you have a great selection of animals at your zoo, ours does not have elephants and giraffes. Looks like fun!

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  5. Your mommy is really brave! Giraffe tongues creep me out haha. That was very nice of the stranger to take a pic of you and your mommy too. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

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  6. Wow these pictures turned out great! Looks like y'all had a fun day!

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  7. Even before I saw your caption, I thought of Tamara with that moose and made me smile indeed with the shoutout. Looked like a fun day and we are thinking of taking the girls to the Bronx Zoo here soon as they have only been the the Queens Zoo, which was a bit smaller scale for them when they were younger.

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  8. How cute is she? and looks like you guys had so much fun at the zoo. my kids love seeing any kind of animal in real life.

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  9. You take beautiful pics - they are crystal clear! We love to visit the zoo!

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  10. Total stranger took a beautiful photo!
    And the moose. The moose! I hope to one day go to that exact zoo with you two.
    Thank you.

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  11. When my kids were younger we used to love going to the zoo! We haven't been in quite a while, so it was nice to see it through your eyes :) What a wonderful day it looks like you had!

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  12. I really enjoyed looking at all these pictures! I really thought that was a real elephant! Wow! This is a beautiful zoo and I can't believe how close you got to all of them!

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  13. Your Daughter Is Adorable Looks Like She Had A Fun Day Thank You For Sharing!1

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  14. How cool! We love going to the zoos, and this one looks like a great one to visit.

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  15. She's beautiful and you got so many fantastic pictures!

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  16. Looks like you had a fun day at the zoo! What great pictures!

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  17. My kids would love to feed a giraffe. My son is quick to point out that their tongues are dark to protect them from the sun. Great photos.

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  18. Looks like you had fun Madison! I love your beads, and outfit!

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  19. I like your hair Madison! And good to know you had so much fun at the zoo! :)

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  20. Great photos! Looks like you had a great time at the zoo!

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  21. Love the photos! Looks like a great zoo!

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  22. I love all of these photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

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  23. You got some great up-close photos of the animals! I'm not sure I'd be too keen on a close-up with the giraffes either.

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  24. You got some awesome pictures Madison and my favorite is the one with you and mommy together. I got to see her a few weeks ago and miss her already. Maybe I'll be able to take you to the Bronx Zoo when you visit. 💜

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  25. It looks like your baby had such a wonderful time. I now want to go to our local zoo after seeing your beautiful photos.

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  26. You didn't make it up to the Grizzly Bears- you've got to go up there! I really love our zoo. We are there a lot!

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