Now I’m a big lover of going to the zoo and when I found out during the winter there are various free zoo days they were promptly marked in my calendar. As luck would have it there was one the other day and a few days later a free day to the aquarium.
I hadn’t had chance yet to got to either, with gallivanting around Utah and exploring al the national parks. Hogle Zoo is a quaint little zoo and I enjoyed the bear exhibits and the elephants. the two elephants had daily training and played different games and roamed around finding different things to eat. The bear exhibit had grizzleys and a polar bear and some seals and sea lions next door. I also enjoyed seeing the giraffes and bob cats who were wondering around their enclosures. The zoo isn’t massive but is great for an afternoon of walking around.
The Aquarium was very educational but a lot smaller than I was expecting with only a few aquatic animals. I did enjoy the usual tunnel tank where sharks and turtles swam above my head, and the penguins looked quite content swimming around their tank.
If you are looking for a fun activity, then check out your local zoo for free or discounted events over the winter, plus all the animals tend to be quite active as opposed to all asleep like in the summer.