Earth Day at The Phoenix Zoo

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do anything special or in observance of Earth Day yesterday? Someone had told Jeff to plant a tree - but we're in the desert and water is sparce, the air is dry and sun is uber HOT. I've even already lost some of the plants from the Spring stoop beacause of the heat. I tried finding some events - but only saw four listed in azcentral. I was kind of bummed there weren't more events happening here in AZ. Some of the events that were happening, had happened on Friday and Saturday - not Earth Day Sunday. Since we're still relatively new to this area, we thought Earth Day would be a good day to get out and explore the Phoenix Zoo. It was a beautiful clear & sunny day, even though it reached 105 degrees (can you say scorcher?). On the way to the zoo, one of the lovely highway landscape stones popped up and cracked Jeff's windsheild. And because of the intense heat, so many of the animals were actually hiding in the shade (I would too if I were them!). Here is some of what we did see...

Walking up to the entrance, we were in awe of the WATER!
We haven't seen much water here...
and Jeff was thrilled to have seen fish and turtles...

Thank goodness we put on sunblock!
That sun was beastly!

Lately, I've been intrigued with capturing shots of shadows... 

They are building a new tiger exhibit, which will be cool to see when it's complete.

Phoenix Zoo 455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602.273.1341


Hope you had a happy Earth Day...
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. That tiger looks tired! Your new zoo looks beautiful. 105 IS a scorcher. Way to brave the heat.



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