Wednesday, 28 August 2013

PENNSYLVANIA - Pittsburgh Zoo

Detroit Zoo membership has benefits outside our own zoo - lovely entry discounts at other zoos so we took the opportunity when we visited to have a look around the Pittsburgh Zoo when we were there a couple of weeks ago. Joe's been many times growing up, but it was my first trip. Pittsburgh zoo has to be one of my new favorites- it's informative, just the right size where there's lots to see but it's not tiring and clean. While its built in and around a steep hill (you even take an escalator up the hillside after paying it's that steep) all the exhibits are landscaped in a huge circular layout, and the exhibits look natural and large enough.

Pittsburgh Zoo is also home to a great aquarium with sting rays, jellies to sharks and a huge array of fish and of course there's penguins - my favorite! We even managed to glimpse a tiger club and a baby gorilla both being very, very cute. But the super fun part was going with Joe's sister and kids and seeing the zoo through their eyes - even all even had our photo taken with an elephant, although I think the kids enjoyed the adventure playground more then anything.

Where's your favorite zoo?


  1. Lovely photos Rachael - I love the shot of giraffes! It's been ages since I've been to the zoo, seriously need to organise a trip :)

    Jess xo

    1. Thanks! I love going to zoo, especially those with penguins. Actually been to four since moving to the US!

  2. Oh I really LOVE that photo of the giraffes! It's like they're about to kiss! :)