The Columbus Zoo claims to be number 1 in the country. I think not. Sorry Columbus. But San Diego, The National Zoo in Washington, The Bronx Zoo and maybe even the Philadelphia Zoo have you beat. Anyhow, Columbus is a damn nice zoo. Here are my photos, and another post will include Sean's photos.
The centerpiece of the zoo is a carousel that was built in 1914. It has 52 hand carved wooden horses and one chariot. Here are two horses that caught my eye.
Without further ado, the animals:
It was day, so the flying foxes are sleeping.
But this little fellow opened his eyes to check us out.
The zoo also had a red panda and lions, but they were too far away for me to get photos, so Sean took pictures with his zoom. The zoo also had large primates, but I don't like seeing those.
Basically, I was not impressed, but then again, our visit time was limited. We didn't get to see the polar bears and I had forgotten about them by the time we left! But I love to look at animals at a zoo, large or small. So, I had fun and took photos.
Footnote: I also thought about visiting my very good blogger friend Doug, of Unnatural Devotions. But 2 hours out of the way is forever when you are only in Ohio for the weekend and have already driven 14 hours to get there, sorry Doug! But I was thinking about you! I sure hope that counts!