If you are ever in the Cleveland, OH area, you need to visit the Cleveland Zoo! It is a great place for your whole family. I went with my children and parents in early June.
The Cleveland Zoo has so much to offer! It is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for fun or if you’re looking for a way to keep your children learning during the summer! Each exhibit includes plenty of information for you to share as much or as little with your children as you feel is appropriate for their ages. I find it very interesting to learn about animals from all of the areas of the world. And if you have questions, there are always zoo workers around to answer them.
We took plenty of pictures at the Cleveland Zoo and in the Rain Forest which is also included in your ticket price. We spent about 6 hours total there; and though it was really tiring, we got to see almost everything. Expect to spend all day! You can buy food throughout the Cleveland Zoo, or you can bring your own food.
Here are my favorite pictures from our trip!
You can feed the Lorikeets in the Lorikeet Landing area.
On Monkey Island, you will find the Colobus Monkeys and Klipspringer who can jump onto an overhang that is the size of a silver dollar!
Molly was quite excited to find the Equator in Cleveland…..I’m pretty sure she got lost.
The Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine provides world-class care for the Zoo’s 3,000 animals. Your kids can “care for” animals here!
The Wolf Lodge has been a favorite exhibit of ours since it opened several years ago. There are only around 150 Mexican Gray wolves in the wild, and those are only there thanks to conservation efforts. They are on a preserve in New Mexico and Arizona and were released there thanks to zoos like the Cleveland Zoo.
One of the Grizzly Bears stood up on its hind legs…it was scary! But, of course, we didn’t get a picture…because that’s how it works. The black bear is much less scary.
Lots of random animals….
Some of the elephants were eating…stuffing their mouths full rather. And aren’t the meerkats just the cutest things?
Here are some animals from the Cats and Primates Exhibit. The gorilla was so cute. He was awake, but he got his blankie and put it on the ground and fell asleep on it! Kyle’s favorite zoo animals live here…the primates! He has a bond with them…perhaps he is part monkey.
This is the outback of Australia where you’ll find kangaroos, wallaby, dingos and more! The petting zoo is in this area, and you can take a trip on the train for an additional cost.
Some more family pictures…none of my son who hates getting pictures taken! I’m lucky to have any!
Finally, there is the rain forest, which is where my favorite animal in the zoo resides. I love otters! I think they’re so adorable the way they play and slide and hold hands. Molly’s favorite zoo animal is the Fishing Cat who also resides in the rain forest.
What is your favorite zoo animal?