Last Saturday, a couple friends and I went to the zoo just down the road from us. I’ve been wanting to go since my friend Diana went last year and was able to hold a baby cheetah. It was only about a 30 minute bus ride and was the best zoo experience I’ve ever had. The zoo environment was absolutely beautiful. We did a lot of walking, with some hiking paths and inclined hills, while surrounded by mountains. The weather, as you can slightly see in the pictures was just perfect. Clear blue skies, sunny, and 73 degree weather.
I loved this zoo because they have a bridge you go on to see the “beasts” such as lions, tigers, coyotes down below. I love the concept of the zoo.
I’d have to say my favorite part about this zoo was getting able to feed almost every animal we came across. I’ve been to Houston’s zoo, but was only able to feed a giraffe. Of course over here, I would be paying the same amount to feed the animals, but in CNY.
I don’t remember the name of this little critter, but it reminded me a lot of a beaver.
Feeding a lion.
My favorite part of the zoo! Feeding/playing with the lemurs!
The deer pen.
Being in China, one thing almost everyone wants to see is a panda. I’ve been told that pandas are scarce here in China because of the male to female ratio, same with the people population. You can find a panda at the Qingdao zoo, in the city, but this zoo had a Red panda aka “the lesser panda”. The stereotypical black and white panda is known as the Great Panda. Isn’t this red panda adorable though? I’ve never heard of them prior to me seeing them, but they’re so cute.
I’m not sure if you can tell the size of the snake just by the picture, but this was the biggest snake I’ve ever touched. He was so heavy and really scared me. The keeper handled him in a way that proved to us he was harmless, but I’ve seen too many TV shows where snakes seem to be unpredictable.
Feeding a giraffe.