Dallas Zoo

In addition to the Dallas World Aquarium, we made a trip to the Dallas Zoo. Kyndall got the experience so many new things, and we all had a really good time!

They have a whole section devoted to children. There is a big koi pool that has windows so that the little ones can see into it, goats, chickens, some playground type things, and a pony. We weren't sure how Kyndall would react to it, but we decided to give it a try. She was a little apprehensive at first, but once she got going she was all smiles!

One of the coolest things at the Dallas Zoo is that you can walk right up and feed the giraffes. I mean, how cool is that?! It's something that I've never done before, and I had fun. Kyndall wasn't too sure about it and wouldn't actually hold the leaf for the giraffe, but she was excited about the giraffes.

And this ladies and gentlemen, is the main reason we decided to go to the Dallas Zoo. Jamie the Giraffe, named in memory of James Camden Sikes. (You can read his story here.) She is still too little to be fed from the deck, but she sure is a spunky little thing!

Kyndall wanted to ride the camel as well, but finally settled for sitting on the elephant statue. Though she wouldn't sit on the "mommy elephant" just the "baby" one.

The zoo has a carousal that has a lot of different endangered species on it. Kyndall walked around almost the whole thing looking for an elephant. She made me ride the "horsey" beside her. If you ask her now what a merry-go-round does, she'll tell you it "goes round and round and up and down" a long with spinning her finger in a circle.

She still talks about the elephant that she rode on!

I'm sure we'll make it back to the zoo in the future.

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