Ten for Tuesday

Today’s questions are all zoo related. So I guess if you’ve never been to the zoo, you’re out of luck! There were provided by Lindsey at The Rowland Family.

1. What is your favorite zoo to visit?
The National Zoo in Washington, DC.

2. Do you visit a zoo very often?
No, for many reasons, the main one being distance.

3. Do you have a membership to a zoo?
No, but that will probably change.

4. When you visit a zoo, do you stay all day or just an hour or two?
All day. Since it’s a few hours to get to a decent one and back!

5. Do you buy food at the zoo or pack a picnic lunch?
The zoo doesn’t allow outside food, so we picnic in the parking lot. We usually end up getting bottled water inside though.

6. What is you favorite animal to see at the zoo?
At the National Zoo those would be the pandas (of course) and the aldabra tortoises. At the NC Zoological Park, I am partial to the Gorillas.

7. What is your least favorite animal to see at the zoo?
Not a  huge fan of chimps throwing rocks. Also dislike any kind of rodent (strongly) and okay with snakes, but not my fave.

8. What is your favorite memory of going to the zoo as a kid?
It’s not my memory, but my dad accompanied one of my brother’s classes as a chaperone on a trip and at the Lion exhibit, one of the kids mentioned they would like to see some sunglasses and high heel shoes (one of the teachers was wearing those that day, who in their right mind wears high heels (stilettos at that) to a zoo) in the lion enclosure. Always gives us a chuckle.

9. Do you visit the gift shop when you go to the zoo?
YES! I collect turtles so I’m always on the look out and I love stuffed animals for my kids. And cute t-shirts.

10. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best and 1 being the worst) how nice is your city’s zoo?
The closest zoo is one city over. It is an old school zoo with the animals in cages, not habitats. It ranks a -1 (that’s right folks a -1). They also do not allow strollers, so no way our kids get to go in since it’s a ton of walking.

Check out Ten for Tuesday over at Roots and Rings.