Reid Park Zoo Tucson is a great place for kids and adults alike to experience animals from all over the world.
Several weeks ago I was able to take two of my favorite people to Reid Park Zoo Tucson. My granddaughters have been there many times before, but they never tire of seeing all of the amazing animals.
Olivia and Emma saw the carousel as soon as we walked in and immediately wanted to ride it. I can’t say that I blame them.
Reid Park Zoo Tucson is broken up into continents, making it easier for children to understand when each of the different types of animals live. We had so much fun looking at all the animals that we hardly noticed when we were in a different continent.
The giraffes were one of the first animal we saw.
There are many interactive activities at the zoo. On if the funnest is the elephant butt. When you touch it, there’s a loud roaring sound that comes from it; I think it startled me as much as it did Emma.
Olivia and Emma looked so cute that day that I insisted they both pose for me. Olivia chose a fun shaped rock while Emma opted to sit on a statue of an elephant.
We caught a bear playing with some toys, which was completely adorable.
I just love how the growing bamboo looked on our way to the flamingos. It was fun explaining to the girls how they’re actually born white, and that the shrimp they eat is what causes them to be pink.
After a quick game of ‘telephone, we made one last stop to see the aardvark, which Mr. Disorganized made sure to tell the girls was his very favorite. In fact, he pretty much engrained it into them.
We saw tons more animals; panthers, jaguars, monkeys, and just about every kind of bird you can imagine. We were exhausted, but had just enough energy to take the girls for ice cream before we dropped them back off with mom and dad.
Because that’s what grandparents do, right?