While he was having his fun down in Austin, I took off in the opposite direction, to Cameron Park Zoo in Waco. I've been wanting to go there for a long time, and today seemed the perfect opportunity.
The zoo lies alongside the Brazos River and is divided into several sections: Asian Forest, Tree Tops Village, Herpetarium, Brazos River Country, a nature trail, and a play area. I didn't see all of the zoo because I spent most of my time and energy in Brazos River Country, where I got caught up in what felt like a maze; It took me forever to find my way out, even with my map. I'll have to go back another day and see the parts of the zoo that I missed.
Here are a few pictures.
|How do they balance on one leg like this while they sleep?|
|This doesn't really show how HUGE this guy was. I'm guessing about 10 feet long. And he, too, was sleeping.|
|Are you sensing a theme here? Most of the animals were taking their morning siestas.|
|Cameron Park Zoo is very scenic, with lots of meadows, ponds and forested areas.|
|One of the black swans.|
|The gibbons were performing for everyone. At least THEY weren't sleeping.|
|The jaguar was right up near the fence and happy to pose for the camera.|