September 24, 2008
Vegas Has a Zoo?
Well then, where are all the zoo animals? Did we make a wrong turn and end up at a chicken coop. All I can see are chicken's walking around and a fake rubber turtle in a pond. Well, atleast Nora likes to chase chickens, but where are the rest of the animals?
Fossa? Hmm, where is it? Is it a plant? According to the sign, it is a catlike animal. Sounds kinda cool, wish I could see it.
Well, there they are. There are some zoo animals. The lady did say their lions were the main attraction. I just didn't know they were one of the only attractions.
Warning: This experience was exaggerated quite a bit. Do not let it deter you from visiting our local zoo. After watching the lions eat we were able to find many different types of animals including a few that are on the endangered species list. The Vegas Zoo is a great zoo to visit with small children. You can get through everything in about an hour, kids are able to feed the chickens and local birds, and there is a petting zoo.
After visiting, I felt sad that the Vegas community doesn't support the zoo very well. Yet, my mind keeps racing with ideas of ways to raise money, find volunteers, and get the zoo more visitor friendly. Hmm, maybe I should be going into animal conservation. I wonder if the zoo would be willing to listen and consider any of my ideas.
If you would like to donate or volunteer at the zoo you can find more info here.