Zootastic at Lake Norman

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Monday Jul 29, 2013 Under Claire, Cobey, Kid's Corner, Travel, Zoo

Claire Feeding Tiger

Kangaroo with Claire and SusanOur friend Susan Tillis was celebrating a big birthday. ( I think it was 30.) We wanted to give her a present and we like to give people  memories instead of things.  Susan had taken us on a trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. We had a great time and knew she loved animals. When I saw a animal encounter in her area on living social, I knew we had to do it. The package was an hour with four baby animals for up to five people. After the encounter, it also included a guided tour of the zoo.  They took us to a large room where she told us the first animals to come out would be the lemurs.  The lemurs came out on the backs of baby goats but at first you could not see the lemurs. Cobey said “they are NOT lemurs.” I think he thought we were being scammed. When the goats got close the lemurs jumped right into Susan’s lap to get some fruit loops. I think it startled her at first, The next animal to arrive was the baby kangeroo which Claire fed with a bottle  and we all held. It was really sweet. . We got to choose between wolves and zebra for the next animal. We picked wolves because they are more playful. They looked and acted like dogs which Claire loved. The last animal was the tiger which we had been hearing the whole time and he did not sound happy. We were a little worried at first but after Claire gave him a bottle he was fine. It was really a wonderful experience. Even Cobey who is not an animal person seemed to really enjoy the experience. We then went on about an hour tour of the zoo where they gave some facts about the different animals.  It was a great experience and  well worth the money.  We definitely made some memories.

Animal Encounter

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