The Cougar Mountain Zoo is a favorite of ours because it’s not very crowded, has some very interesting animals, and a petting zoo that Hapa Baby loves.
I read in a few reviews that this zoo is extremely small — I’ll agree with this. The zoo is quite small and if you are interested in seeing a larger zoo the Woodland Zoo is the best.
The Cougar Mountain Zoo is charming and fun for toddlers. I used to be in the “it’s too small” camp, but I’ve realized the wisdom of taking Hapa Baby here instead of a larger zoo. She gets to see and explore everything without getting overwhelmed. Although I love the Woodland Zoo, we can’t get see more than one large area because Hapa Baby gets impatient and wants to leave. Not so with the Cougar Mountain Zoo — she can explore all the exhibits to her heart’s content and she loves to run through the petting zoo areas.
At the gate, the people remember us and we purchase $2 apples. Then we say hello to the cougars before heading off to the petting zoo where Hapa Baby feeds the alpacas and runs around.
But, instead of telling you about it, I’ll let you see the fun. Here is a typical day in pictures at the Woodland Zoo.
Hapa Baby loves the zoo. When we visit, we purchase her cups of apples for $2.
She feeds the alligator.
She feeds the Alpacas.
She likes how the Alpacas’ fuzzy mouths tickle her little hands.
She watches the cranes with their beautiful pom poms.
She talks to the wallabies.
But her real loves are the alpacas.
Especially this guy with funny teeth.
And she really likes to feed this alligator on her way out of the petting zoo area.
She checks out the Emus.
And watches the beautiful views.
She plays hide and seek with Daddy
Then gets a good look at the tiger getting a good look at her.
The tigers are beautiful. Aren’t they?
The Cougar Mountain Zoo even sells Carnivore Poo to keep away pesky predators
Predators like this guy.
More “Zoo Doo” to be sold.
Last, but not least, what was I wearing?
A skirt from Anthropologie, a ruffle scarf from Blooming Vintage, my favorite Kate Spade bag that fits everything and Adriana Nuni Fluevogs! (I should have worn tights, but I couldn’t find them. They would have pulled my outfit together.)
Hapa Baby wore a Gap Pink Puffy Coat, silk skirt from Peek, Mini Boden tights, and pink boots we bought in Brooklyn for a song.
Another peek at the Adriana Nuni Fluevogs