Out and About: Dakota Zoo

While I was visiting in North Dakota, Piper and I made a trip to the Dakota Zoo.

Piper
Piper goes nowhere without considering her fashion statement.

Like the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, the Dakota Zoo features local creatures…

Highland Cattle
Highland Cattle
donkey
Minature donkeys and minature horses
Bison
Bison
Praire Dogs
Praire Dogs
praire dogs
Very, Very Hungry Praire Dogs!
Goats
Feisty Goats

Goats

And like our local park, there were bears..

Bear
I did not tell Piper to strike that pose, it just came naturally.
grizzly bears
Four Grizzly Bears behind glass.

otters,

otter
Would not pose for the paparazzi!

and alligators!

Piper

alligators
How do they keep these guys alive during the winter?

The Dakota Zoo had some exotic animals, too.

This is where you go to see the tigers up close and personal.  I didn’t plan in crawling through that tunnel until some guy said, “you gotta go, the tiger is sleeping on the glass ceiling”.

Tiger Tunnel
Tiger tunnel
White Bengal Tiger
Yep, there was a tiger on the ceiling!

We went for a ride on the train and had some popcorn.

train

Piper

 

 and ended the visit by spending some quality time in the playground.

Playground

6 thoughts on “Out and About: Dakota Zoo

  1. OMG. Can you imagine alligators with legs like that to chase us down. I think the pop in Tampa Bay area would definitely go down!!

    • Donna, wow, just think of it! Running from alligators with long legs on the weeki wachee! Or in canoes on the Hillsborough River. Fun! Or death!

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