We arrived at the zoo around 9:30AM. The zoo grounds were open; however, the buildings (gift shops, the RainForest, the animal houses) wouldn’t open until 10:00AM. The ticket office, though, was open. After paying our admission ($7.00 each), we visited the lion / lioness enclosure. Both animals were out, sunning themselves on the rocks.
At 10:00AM we went to the RainForest, where we spent about 1 1/2 hours looking at plants and animals from the jungles of Asia, Africa and the Americas. According to the zoo’s website, the RainForest’s two-acre, two-level exhibit is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
We spent rest of our time (an additional 2 1/2 hours) walking the Northern Trek loop and visiting the Primate, Cat and Aquatics Building. We reached the Primate, Cat and Aquatics Building via the complimentary ZooTram.
The month of March is not peak season for visiting the zoo. Bob and I enjoyed seeing the animals without the crowd.