San Antonio Zoo
Austin loves animals and the zoo. I think he could go to the zoo everyday and see the same animals and still love it. We decided to head to San Antonio on Memorial Day hoping that it wouldn’t be a super busy day there. As we headed to the zoo it was only suppose to be a 20-30 minute drive that turned into not being sure we could even get there. The day we came in to San Antonio that had received a ton of rain. So there was a lot of flooding around town. The one part of highway that we needed on was flooded so we got off there and tried another way to the zoo. That road came around a bend and then came to a stop when we basically ran into closed road sign and water up the road. So we had to try a third route to the zoo. Over the river and through town we finally made it. It was crazy right across from the Zoo entrance the river was flooded out and you could even see benches in the middle where it was once part of the park.
This day was a perfect day to go to the zoo it was not too hot but was warm enough. We really lucked out on how great the weather was while we where down there.
Once we got in there we headed to check out all the animals. The first few that we saw were bears. There was a Sun Bear and grizzly bear. We of course got to see most of the animals sleeping but I think I would be sleeping in the middle of afternoon while everyone was watching me.
After the bears we jumped right into all the Monkeys. There was a ton of monkeys, but we love monkeys so it was great seeing all of them. Austin and Alijah loved them!!
After the monkeys we headed to go check out all the fish and other animals they had in that area. We first found a ton of alligators and crocodiles. They even had mini alligators.
While looking at some fish Austin noticed some Hippos in the water. Louie totally missed them and was trying to get him to move on to the next thing and Austin wouldn’t leave. We quickly realized why he didn’t and he had the perfect spot for him to see both of them.
After the Hippos we grabbed some lunch then back we went to finding the animals. The park was very nicely spread out. There wasn’t too much space between each area so it wasn’t a ton of walking. Most of the zoo also had areas on both side of you so you could go back and forth from side to side looking at all the animals.
We found more Monkey’s on our journey. These super cute little monkeys decided they wanted to share a cracker with Austin. (not sharing of food happened) Austin was eating a cracker was we went past 4-5 different small monkey area. One monkey really took interest in Austin and jumped right up on the cage to get really close and just eyed us down. Then about 30 seconds later the second monkey jumped over to us and hung out on the cage as well just staring at Austin and the cracker. Austin loved it!! He kept saying how the monkey’s wanted his cracker. It really was the cutest thing.
After these super cute monkeys we headed to the kid area. This area was pretty neat. They had a lot of hands on play stuff. They even had a beach area who kids could play in sand and water. We unfortunately didn’t make it to this area until the end and right before they were closing so we didn’t play much but it was cool seeing how they really had stuff for kids. They had a campsite area where you could play in a tent and pretend fire and even a small little river. They also had a turtle shell and eggs the Austin went through and tried to get the eggs out of the ground. He said they were stuck.
This was our trip to the San Antonio Zoo. The boys loved it and we all had a great day there.