I went up to Rhode Island this weekend to see family. While there, I visited a nature park. Some people, when they travel, try new bars; I try new nature parks.
The park is located in Providence and is called the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Opened in 1872, it's one of the oldest zoos in the country. It has a strong conservation approach and aims to educate on environmental issues.
There were so many beautiful creatures that I'm breaking this post into two parts. Here's Part One.
Do you have a favorite animal??
My favourite wild animal is the meerkat.
Love the photo of the long-necked bird! We tend to gravitate toward vacations in natural settings, though I know the stereotypical place-to-be for a style blogger might seem to be Paris.ReplyDelete
My favorite animal would be the elephant for all sorts of reasons.
Gorgeous photos ... I have three favourite animals and you have captured two here being the giraffe and zebra ... and then there is the Elephant ~ The REAL king of the jungle.ReplyDelete
They have an elephant at this zoo but he was hiding indoors today. Probably watching the Yankees/Red Sox baseball game.Delete
I always like visiting those sorts of places. The tigers are usually my favourite. The camel and zebra are rather fascinating too.ReplyDelete
Hee! How exciting. I like all animals. My favorites are ones who show off for the cameras, but I'm happy to sit and watch all the animals.ReplyDelete
I'm particularly fond of meerkats, red pandas, tigers, and macaws.
Wow! That place has been around a LONG time.ReplyDelete
I've always had a soft spot for chimps and could watch them for hours...especially baby ones. Gorillas too. However, since hearing about how even tame chimps can be very aggressive I've decided my childhood thoughts of wanting one are not a good idea. I still find them fascinating to watch though.
your photo's are just lovely, seals! love them!I live 10 minutes away from a nature park, we go once a year - I adore the giraffes, they are so kind, regal and massive! we drive through part of park which has lots of separate enclosures, the lions and tigers are a bit scary especially if mama lioness is having a rest in the middle of the road xReplyDelete
*Squeal* So cute! I can never pick just one favourite animals, there are so many that I adore. Otters, ferrets, horses, dolphins, platypuses, and guinea pigs (as well as cats and dogs) are a few of my top contenders, too. I also find that I tend to be drawn to someone "strange" animals that many people wouldn't be as quick to love, but which are extra beautiful/precious to me because of their quirkiness.ReplyDelete
Those are super pics. I love the long neck bird. Did you take your terrific new car? Favorite wild animal is plain old white tailed deer. I guess I'm just not unusual enough. But they are so calming to see.ReplyDelete
Yup. I took Gina and showed her off to my relatives.Delete
I adore giraffes! And penguins. I really love the giraffe pictures you got! The camels are pretty cool too!ReplyDelete
Now I want to go to the zoo!
I'm partial to baby sloths. And monkeys. And birds. Oh crap i love them all!!ReplyDelete
These photos are fantastic! I love taking photos at the zoo but it's rare when I get good shots lol. I actually love going to zoos. I've been to several all over the country but I don't think I've been to one on the New England side. I would love to visit a historical zoo.ReplyDelete
My favorite zoo is actually in Omaha. It's terrific. My second favorite is San Diego.
As for animals, my favorites are tigers and gorillas. Tigers for being so striking and gorillas because they're always doing funny things. :)
it looks like a really nice day. I hadnt been to a zoo in years until last summer. I had forgotten how much fun it was to see exotic animals.ReplyDelete
I love birds. Specially parakeets and parrots, they're so loud and colorful.ReplyDelete
I really like aquatic animals, octopuses and jellyfish being my favorite. Octopuses are really smart! And jellyfish come in lots of amazing colors and shapes.ReplyDelete
that bird is cracking me UP! I love zoos. That's one of the first things I did when moving to Tennessee was checked out Nashville's zoo. So beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love animals! These guys are so cute and you can totally see their personalities coming through in each photo!ReplyDelete
Hahaha! You do take a fantastic photo with animals! They are so funny and make me laugh. I have a photo I took of a little bird sunning itself with a prairie dog that makes me giggle everytime i see it. ;-)ReplyDelete
Of zoo animals zebras are definitely my favorite! Very nice photos!ReplyDelete
What a great set of photos - the animals do look very contented, and the giraffe looks like it has a strong opinion to share! Hmm, my favorites at the zoo are elephants and giraffes.ReplyDelete
my favorite animal is the elephant... not just elephants, BABY elephants. I want one soooo badReplyDelete
Ah, lovely pics Ally! My favourite animal is a panda, but really any bear makes me very happy.ReplyDelete
I like the opulent hairdo on the monkey, and the expression on the giraffe's face is priceless!