Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gladys Porter Zoo

The next stop was the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.   This zoo officially opened on September 3, 1971.  It is situated on 31 acres and has about 1600 animals and many endangered species.  The zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.  The zoo is named after Gladys Porter, the daughter of Earl C. Sams, former president of JCPenney. 

Danica entering the zoo

They look relaxed

Addi and Tommy

He's a Big Fella!

Grandma and Tommy


Bornean Bearded Hog

Stanley Crane

Harnessed Bushback Antelope - African
The zoo is laid out really well and the exhibits are all nice and clean.  Many of the animals have a lot of room to roam.  There is a canal that runs through the zoo and makes little islands for some of the animals and there are boardwalks so that you can walk around them.
White Tiger

Checking out the tigers

Addi wants his attention

Central American Rattlesnake

We're checking out a snake

Gila Monster

An abundance of Giraffes

Howler Monkey

East African Crowned Cranes

Doma Gazelle - African

Danica and Addi in front of the zebras

Now entering the playground

and what a playground it is!

Tommy is on the move!

Danica is up to playing also

Here comes Addi

Next comes Danica

Tommy again

Addi again

Oh my, Grandpa got into the action!

Danica and her Mom

Playing in the Mist


Red Ruffed Lemur from Madagascar


He looks bored!

Greater Marabou Stork - Africa




He's losing his head!

Addi follows suit

Scarlet Ibis - South America

Mongolian Duck

He's got attitude!

They are sitting on a chair with a vibrating foot rest

Spectacled Bear - Andes Mountains

Sun Bear - Southeast Asia

Tommy talking to Daddy

Addi talking to Daddy

Souvenir time

Our little cutie pie!

We all had an excellent time checking out all the unique animals that reside at the Gladys Porter Zoo.  Then, of course, we had to stop for some souvenirs.

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