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Wild Woods Animal Park

On Sunday (September 19th) Bob and I visited Wild Woods Animal Park in nearby Clarendon (Cherry Grove), PA. We visited the animal park with Bob’s daughter, Stacey; Stacey’s boyfriend, Mike; Mike’s parents; and Stacey’s mother and stepfather. According to its website, Wild Woods Animal Park “is a biological park (infancy stages) nestled in a haven of natural woodlands that is dedicated to the continuing survival of wild species through education”. All of the animals in the park appear to be well taken care of and loved by John and Pam Pape.

John and Pam took us on a private tour of the animal park. At each animal enclosure the animals were fed, and John and Pam provided information on each animal. What I liked most about this animal park was the interaction between wild animals and John and Pam.

One of Three Black Bears

Porcupine

Gray Wolf

John Pape and Raccoons

Two Skunks

An Aadvark

Pam Pape with Bobcat

John Pape with Priscilla, a white Siberian/Bengal Cross Tiger
Priscilla was born in early August, this year.

John Pape and Priscilla

 

Wild Woods Animal Park is home to the annual Seneca Native American Festival. The fifth annual festival was held this year during Labor Day weekend. Bob and I have not yet attended this festival; however, we definitely hope to attend the festival sometime.

If you live in the Warren, PA area or if you ever find yourself in this area, a visit to Wild Woods Animal Park is a must. You will not be disappointed!

Labor Day Weekend – Day at Zoo

Cleveland Zoo Entrance

Bob and I spent Labor Day weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. On Sunday, September 5, we visited the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. We enjoyed our visit immensely.  Please click here to view the pictures that I took, while at the zoo.

You can be sure that we will make a return visit to this zoo. There’s much that we saw but still more to see!

Weekend in Pittsburgh – Visit to Zoo, Day 2

This past Saturday, March 27, Bob and I visited the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium with my brother, Jim, and some members of his family. Bob and I arrived at the zoo around 9:50 AM. Jim, Judy, Kaleb and Anna arrived about an hour later. Jim and Judy’s son, Jared, joined us about 30 minutes later.

Jim and Judy with their grandchildren, Kaleb and Anna at entrance to zoo

I am so happy that Jim and Judy brought Kaleb and Anna to the zoo. It was great spending time with them and seeing the zoo through their eyes. By the way, did you know every animal in the zoo is called “doggie”? That’s how Anna referred to each animal that we saw. Both Kaleb and Anna behaved well at the zoo. There were two things about the zoo, however, that Anna did not like — the escalator and a glass cleaner inside the aquarium.

You have to ride an elevator or go up this big escalator to get to the main zoo area.

 

Judy, Jim, Kaleb and Anna on escalator
Anna did not like riding the escalator.  She cried the whole way up to the zoo.

Large floor to ceiling aquarium

Inside one of the large floor to ceiling aquariums was this person who was cleaning the glass. This person frightened Anna when he waved at her. Anna cried and wouldn’t stop until we left the aquarium. I was carrying Anna as we left the aquarium. She kept looking behind her as we walked. I wonder if Anna was making sure that scuba-clad person wasn’t following her?

We had a great time at the zoo and hope to visit again someday.

A Day at the Zoo

Bob and I spent the weekend of March 13-15, 2009 in Ohio. The highlight of our stay was on Saturday, when we visited the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland.

 

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.

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