INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – A WEEK-END GETAWAY, Day 1 The Zoo

black capped  lories

Black Capped Lorie

August, 2014

Recently my daughter and I spent a weekend  in Indianapolis, Indiana.   Indy was a delightful city with lots to see  although  we  barely scratched the surface.   We started  with  the Zoo.   Small, easy to navigate and  the animals shows are included in the price of admission.  We  watched  the dog show , with  all of the stars  being rescues – very impressive and proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks!

Being a bird watcher, I have to say  the Bird Aviary was my favorite.  I enjoyed  observing  the beautiful and unusual birds close up.  There was even an option to feed some, as food being a handy magnet to get really close.

The Zoo also has a Botanical Gardens of sorts on the grounds and included in the same admission price. The different gardens were set up in separate sections and all enjoyable and peaceful.

rainbow lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

superb starling

Superb Starling

taveta golden weaver

Taveta Golden Weaver

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This is the Weavers “nest”. The opening is at the bottom!

lemurs

I also love Lemurs – you gotta love how they like to cuddle!

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Whimsical frogs at the Botanical Garden

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Small surprises at the Gardens also.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Rauscher
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 07:33:26

    Fantastic closeups!

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