Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

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.

 Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

Hapa Baby loves the zoo. When we visit, we purchase her cups of apples for $2.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

She feeds the alligator.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

She feeds the Alpacas.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

She likes how the Alpacas’ fuzzy mouths tickle her little hands.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

She watches the cranes with their beautiful pom poms.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

She talks to the wallabies.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

But her real loves are the alpacas.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

Especially this guy with funny teeth.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

And she really likes to feed this alligator on her way out of the petting zoo area.

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Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

She checks out the Emus.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

And watches the beautiful views.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

She plays hide and seek with Daddy

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

Then gets a good look at the tiger getting a good look at her.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

The tigers are beautiful. Aren’t they?

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

The Cougar Mountain Zoo even sells Carnivore Poo to keep away pesky predators

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

Predators like this guy.

Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

More “Zoo Doo” to be sold.

Last, but not least, what was I wearing?

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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.

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Another peek at the Adriana Nuni Fluevogs

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27 thoughts on “Fun Times at the Cougar Mountain Zoo

    • Thank you! Yes, the Cougar Mountain Zoo is a little out of the way, but it’s definitely a lot easier for us than Woodland Park Zoo, but since elephants are my favorite, I always try to push my husband to take us there.

      But, for the baby, the smaller one really is the way to go :-p

  1. Great pictures! My 3 year old has been asking to go to the zoo for a few days now! We only have one on our island, but it’s VERY small, with not a lot to see. The main attraction, the white tiger, died a few weeks ago :-( Other than that there are some monkeys, anteaters, sloths, goats, deer, a few others, and lots of birds! Wish there were more animals to make the over an hour long drive worth it.
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    • That’s so sad! Yes, I totally agree about driving, but sometimes it’s worth it just for the experience. I think we spent an hour just staring at the alpacas…

  2. Such beautiful photos! I love to visit zoos and hope to bring our toddler out to one soon. I love the tigers! You captured amazing shots of them. Looks like a fun place for both kiddies and parents!
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  3. The photos are terrific and those big cats look ready to play. I wish I had that product back in the days when I planted 1000 tulips and the deer turned my garden into a restaurant. :-)

    • Thank you! :) That’s so sad that the deer turned your garden into a salad! I haven’t tried it, but I expect it could help next time you decide to plant tulips!

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