Visited Mill Mountain Zoo

 

 

 

 

 

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I was craving another animal experience for my birthday, even if it couldn’t involve penguins. Luckily for me, a local small zoo, Mill Mountain Zoo had a free admission day during my birthday weekend, so we were able to check something off the local bucket list!

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I quickly learned that it is difficult to take pictures of creatures as they are behind fences, but was able to get creative with this limitation.

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Some of the staff walked around with some of the ambassador animals. This little ferret was soft and reminded me of ferrets we had growing up: Sissy and Sassy.

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It wasn’t as cold as it could be for December, but this little animal still had the idea, sitting under its heat vent.

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Husband being a goober in front of the cage trying to see if he could merit a response from an animal.

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My favorite animal of the zoo, and probably the most exotic was the Snow Leopard. I was entranced, just watching it lounge about. I watched it for so long that husband actually walked away and didn’t realized I’d stayed in the same spot. Obviously, this leopard’s life is so hard.

 

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Watching it, I remembered my love for big cats when I was younger. I identified with them, because you were able to watch their mannerisms and see the same mannerisms in house cats. In this moment the leopard decided to scratch his cheek against the top of his enclosure. I also couldn’t get over how thick his its tail was!

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Husband, as always, enjoyed the petting zoo animals, easily making friends.

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