Today we took a day trip to the Fort Wayne Zoo. This was our second time there. It is one of the neatest zoos I have ever been to. Not that I have been to a huge number of zoos but over the years I have been to quite a few.
First of all, it only cost $21 for us all to get in. Food prices were quite reasonable as well.
Aside from that, the grounds are very well kept and the animal exhibits are all very up-close and personal. Were it not for the watchful eye of the designated kangaroo keeper lady, you could actually try to hitch a ride on a kangaroo if you wanted. I got closer to kangaroos than I ever got when I was in Australia.
Even our young soon-to-be-nine man enjoyed the zoo, looking at each exhibit and helping us follow the map. The zoo is actually laid out so that you can cover it all pretty easily in four hours which is a nice length of time for kids.
Even the largest zoos need to visit this small wonder in Fort Wayne and take a few lessons from the great things they are doing there.