It's time again for Warm Heart Wednesday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." One of these days I'll actually get my post up on Wednesday! For some reason it's usually not until late Thursday when I finally start writing.
Houston Zoo for months. In fact, last Spring we drove down on a weekday and the place was mobbed. There were school buses and cars parked all over the place. We drove around for a while and couldn't find a place to park and left. Then Summer came along with the hot humid weather and we promised ourselves we'd go when the weather cooled off.
This week the kids were back in school, the weather had cooled off, and we decided to go. It was probably in the low 50's the day we went. It was just perfect weather for the zoo.
I've lived in Houston area for most of the last 30+ years and the Houston Zoo has improved greatly over that time. It is really a very nice zoo with lots of large natural habitats for the animals. I was telling my son how when I was a kid the poor animals were kept in small cages where they paced back and forth all day. I think that was at the Bronx Zoo, but it could have been any zoo during that time period. It warms my heart to see the animals treated much better today.
This past year they opened a new gorilla habitat and that was what we wanted to see. In years past they had one gorilla living in a small indoor exhibit. I believe after he died they started working on the big exhibit and all the gorillas living there now were acquired from other zoos in 2015.
Now head over to Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants. Thanks for visiting...