I’m so thankful that my husband grew up in Oregon: otherwise, I never would have discovered how cool the northwest is.
Whenever we’re out there visiting family, we have a few things that we ALWAYS try to do, like visiting Portland, going to a Moonstruck Cafe, and hitting a new (to us) winery to see what’s on offer.
This year, we had the chance to go to the Portland Zoo. Now, I haven’t been to a zoo since I was a kid, partly because I wasn’t sure how my empathetic adult self would feel about seeing animals out of their natural habitat. I know, I know: zoos aid in preservation and species re-population, and they are wonderful educational resources, but still, not my ideal.
But mostly, I enjoyed the Portland Zoo. (except the elephants: please give them toys so they aren’t so miserably bored!)
- Spotting Laini Taylor. No, I didn’t ask for an autograph, but it was still SO COOL to see her there.
- The otters. Oh. My. Gosh. So cute!
- The very sleepy bobcat.
But the coolest part? The African Predators section, where I fell in love with a lioness and watched a cheetah try to eat a small child through the glass.
What about you? Favorite zoo memories as a child (or an adult)? And what do you think about zoos in general?