I’m pleased to report that today’s trip to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere was highly successful (the story of our previous attempt is here). We spent four and a half hours there, and everyone had a wonderful time. This was our second visit overall, but probably our first that Aaron will remember.
The way the weather forecast read, our zoo visit was to occur in a window of fair weather between two systems of rain. That’s exactly how it played out. It rained intermittently all the way up, but it was gone by the time we got there (about 20 minutes after the gates opened). It was upper 60s and overcast, then lower 70s and sunny, for our visit. Couldn’t ask for better.
It’s a fine facility. The animals all seem to be in excellent condition, and the paths are spacious and well-maintained. The zoo employees are personable and knowledgeable. It’s tough to pick any nits at all, really.
I took a little more than 300 photos. About half of them are any good, and about a quarter of those are great. I’ll make the full-res versions available sometime soon, but here are a few blog-sized ones for now:
Have to get these moments while we can. Won’t be long before they’re too cool for the carousel.
What the hell are you looking at?
On the way to the watering hole.
I must have two dozen outstanding giraffe photos. I’d have been tickled twist-legged to score even one or two of these on a film camera. That is my favorite thing about digital cameras: attempts are free.
The red panda comes out to say hello.