I feel like this has been zoo month for our family! We’ve been traveling the state, hitting up as many zoos as we can before school starts back up. This morning’s zoo was Potter Park Zoo, a small(ish) zoo nestled in Lansing.
We arrived about 10 minutes before my parents did, so we killed some time by watching peacocks. And by that, I mean we watched Peyton chased them around. This zoo is fun because they have peacocks roaming around (mostly by the food spots). I think this was the highlight of the day for P, a close second being the pony ride. Shoutout to Ebony the pony who took P on a short ride ($3) while P pouted and clutched the pony for dear life. However, on the ride home, it was “the most fun she’s ever had!” Kids. Go figure.
We were prepared to dodge rain drops, but the weather was perfect, and many animals were out for us to see. The tiger, otters, red pandas, and farm animals were all very active. We went late in the seasons, so a lot of the birds were losing their feathers. This meant the peacocks looked like they had seen better days (not that Peyton cared), and the penguins looked a little worse for wear, and were also not swimming. Fun fact: when penguins are moulting, they don’t swim, and in fact, zoos don’t even fill up the water in their habitats.
All in all, we had a fantastic time. We spent about 2 hours here, mostly because my mom insists on reading EVERY sign posted (reasons why I know about penguin moulting). 2 hours was more than enough time to see the zoo and then some, as it is basically one loop.
And now, I am off to plan dinner while the girls tandem nap (mom win!)