Cincinnati Zoo

Good morning. Nice weather has finally arrived. Oops. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that. Is that like when you say “the sun is out” and the next thing you know, it’s gone. Anyway, our high is in the low 80’s with low humidity. In my world that is a very nice day.

Day 163. What a perfect day. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to go to the zoo. During the month of May the Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating zoo babies and they have many. Every exhibit with a zoo baby has a 6′ stork sign to let you know a baby can be found there.


We decided to go to the zoo on a week-day thinking it would be less crowded. Wrong. On this day the zoo was packed with kids of all ages on school field trips. What a beautiful day they had for their outing.

I took over 300 pictures. Animals are such good subjects to photograph. Unfortunately, or fortunately for you, I will only be able to share a few of my favorites.


Elle the western lowland gorilla – born 8/25/2015 – A critically endangered species.


Daphne – A 1-year-old orphaned Manatee rescued from Florida along with her 3 brothers.   Mother was struck by a boat and did not survive.


Kendi – A Black Rhino born 7/17/2017

When I took the picture of the owl, he turned around as if to say “hey, don’t do that! The flash hurts my eyes”.


Those are my favorites. I hope you enjoyed them.

We had lunch at the Base Camp Café. I thought the food would be your typical high-priced fast food that wasn’t very good. How wrong I was. The food was delicious and it was reasonably priced. I highly recommend it.

We had a very enjoyable day. I got my 10,000 steps in and was exhausted by the end of our stay, but I would do it again. We did miss a few of the exhibits because either the animals were not out or because Clyde and I were getting very tired and needed to rest. Unlike the Detroit Zoo, which is flat, there were many hills to walk up and down. We definitely got a good workout.

If you are thinking about going to the Cincinnati Zoo you can save money on your tickets a few different ways. We bought our tickets through AAA, which Melissa is a member of, and got a nice discount. You can also buy your tickets on-line to save a couple of dollars. Parking is free for zoo members. Non members pay $10.00.

Enjoying our lifestyle. Have a great day.

Until next time,



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