Tyler has a zoo. I smirked too until we arrived onto lush, landscaped grounds and a vast display of animals in the heart of north Tyler! If you live around here and haven't been, go. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
We went with our friends Lydia
Yes, that is Noah sticking his hand up a goat's hiney. He's fun like that.
The goats were a big hit in general because they didn't crowd the babies. Actually they pretty much ignored them altogether until Noah made his move. But those goats got their revenge in the end. The picture above on the right is Noah right after he landed face down in what we told ourselves was mud. Luckily the petting zoo was our last stop and Noah's mommy just took his shirt off for the last 10 minutes of our visit.
Two smiling babies and one uncertain baby take the Tyler zoo by storm!
At both the cougar and black bear exhibits the inhabitants of each cage were prowling back and forth right behind the double panes of glass. Since there were three very excited snack-sized babies on this side of the glass it made me more than a little nervous.
We coaxed a penguin into action, much to the delighted shrieks of the three musketeers.
All in all, a very good day!