Best time to visit the zoo
Most people flood the zoo when the sun is out, it’s hot, and it’s a perfect day for humans to go outside. But that’s not the best time for the animals to come out. When it is very hot, the animals do not like to go out. They get lazy, they lie down, they will come in if they can and you won’t see them.
You see when the sun is going down it’s a good time for the animals to lie down and rest, so that’s what you see when you visit the zoo and it’s really hot.
Animals are most active when it is a cool, cloudy day and often when it rains a little. My wife and I decided one day to take the kids to the zoo even though it was a bit rainy outside. I’ll tell you what, that was the best time we’ve ever been to the zoo.
It seemed that all the animals came out just for us. They were all very active and extremely fun to watch. We were able to see 3 year old snow leopards fighting and playing with each other for about 20 minutes. Mama leopard sat watching her three cubs play like little children.
The grizzly bears were running around, playing in the water, eating apples, and having a good time. The lion approached the glass and even growled. What a deep and intimidating sound it was to hear, but it was an incredible experience.
I have seen lions in the wild in Africa before, but have never had the opportunity to hear a single talk. Even the smallest animals like otters played wildly. The giraffes were outside and so were the elephants. The fresh air brought all the animals out into the open and we were able to see almost all the animals at the zoo that day.
You know when you go to the zoo and all the animals are lame and most of them are inside. That is not funny. It was much better to have a little rain and see all the animals than to go to the zoo and not see any animals.
And the other great thing is that there weren’t many other people there either. You see that the rain removes the animals but drives the humans away. So we went to each and every exhibit we wanted and we were pretty much alone.
In fact, we had lunch in the bear cave and watched the bears while we ate. We were completely alone there for over 30 minutes. Our daughters played like crazy and had a great time.
So if you think about going to the zoo but the weather is not so nice, you should go. It could be the best trip to the zoo you’ve ever had. A little rain can’t keep you away.