I’m not particularly a big fan of Zoo’s or seeing animals caged up. I suppose it depends on the animal and conditions they are kept in how I feel.
We recently went to OC Zoo which is located inside Irvine Park in the city of Orange, about 20 minutes drive from where we live. The Zoo's focus is on animals native to the Southwestern United States. It’s a small zoo and it only costs $2 admission, which is very cheap. You don’t get much for $2 in Southern California!
It’s a lovely zoo and doesn’t take long to wander around. They have a little farm section with goats, chickens, sheep, rabbits etc. The goats are very cute and you can feed and groom them.
We saw Coyotes, Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Racoons, Beavers, Bears and a variety of bird species. The Bobcat looked very sad and kept looking at me...he was my favourite.
We were there at feeding time for the Mountain Lions, they are pretty big when stretched out.
Outside of the zoo, there is a little train which we decided to go on because we thought it would take us all over Irvine Park (it doesn’t). For $5 each, you get a 10 minute ride which didn’t really go very far so I was a little disappointed.
My final artwork for A-Z today is based on the little train ride:
I can't believe the A-Z challenge is over, I feel very sad. I have really enjoyed it and hope to keep up with blogging daily. I've visited some really lovely and interesting blogs and met some great people. I hope you will all continue to blog too and keep following me and commenting. I've appreciated each and everyone of the comments you have left and that is what has kept me going throughout the challenge. A big THANK YOU to you all!
I need to set myself a new challenge now (Any ideas?)