Around mid-March the Oklahoma City Zoo opened a new exhibit that houses their elephants. Because of the crowds my mother and I visited the exhibit after it had been opened a few weeks. Here are a few of the pictures I took using my IPhone.
When you first walk into the pavilion there is a covered seating area and stage where the elephants "perform" once a day. I snapped my Mothers picture standing at the top of the stadium area.
This is a huge complex. There is an area where the elephants can be kept inside including a large indoor play area for them. One of the elephants is pregnant and the baby will be born soon. It appears they have all the medical equipment needed for the birth. Everything is accessible by ramps.
The elephants have a big pond to cool off in during the heat of our summers.
There is a tall water fall that flows down into the pond. You can see the elephants in the background. They have a lot of room to roam.
I took this picture in the Oklahoma Trails exhibit. There is simply a piece of glass between me and the cougar. It looks like he is walking right through the glass but he is actually turning a corner.
I am partial but the OKC zoo is a great zoo. There are so many areas where you are literally standing next to a wild animal. How often can you get this close to a bear and still be safe?
This is my attempt at a self portrait of me and mother. We are a little wind blown as it has been terribly windy lately. So from windy Oklahoma we say "so long for now".
I feel everyone needs a passion and I am very passionate about my garden. I live on 1.5 acres and spend most of my free time in one of the 6 garden areas in my yard. My hobby is quilting. When the weather is too hot, too cold, too wet or I'm just tired of the yard I quilt. I am a 60ish wife/mother/grandmother, married to my soul mate for 40+ years. I have 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters and 5 cats. I am retired and living the good life in Oklahoma.