First of all let me preface this by saying it had been over 15 years since I had been to the Houston Zoo. I wasn’t quite sure what my expectations should be. Secondly, I have really mixed emotions about zoos. The animals always seem so depressed… but that could also be because I tend to anthropomorphize everything. I know that a lot of conservation, preservation and care goes into the animals welfare, but it still tugs at my heart strings.
Shoving all that emotion into a deep pocket — it was so fun! It helped that we visited on the most amazing weather day ever (76 & sunny) and we went on a Tuesday prior to school being let out. We felt like we practically had the place to ourselves. It was so lovely strolling hand-in-hand, cool breeze in our hair, comforted by the familiarity of being married to someone for nearly 10 years — commence vomiting now! :) We did get pretty googly-eyed when we saw any two animals
carrying on with the natural order of things by grooming one another snuggling.
Of course, to no one’s surprise, our favorites were the big cats. We were quite fortunate to hear the very vocal Jonathan. Did you know that a lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles away?! See the zoo is great if anything to help with fun facts that can be used at awkward dinner parties!
Clearly, I highly recommend giving the Houston Zoo a visit — but only on a non-crowded, spring day!