Over the last seven years we’ve visited many, many places of interest within our local area, but there are still a few on our Bucket List. One was the Phoenix Zoo. On Saturday evening, we went. As you will see, it was a different kind of Zoo that we saw that night!
There was a long line up at the gate when we arrived, just before 5:30 pm. We got into it and all the way to the entrance before we realized that, since we hadn’t purchased our tickets online as most people had, we had to go back to the ticket booth and then to the end of the line! Fortunately, it didn’t take too long, before we were following the crowd through the brightly lit canopy of lights, above a wooden bridge over a stream.
The lit-up giraffe was just a hint of things to come.
Take a look at more of these lighted, moulded animal sculptures in this slide show. They are amazing!
Some of them were animated, like this crocodile.
While most of the live animals were stabled for the night, we did see a few – a huge Porcupine that was hidden in the shadows and on the move too much to capture by camera, a few Reindeer and a few Camels.
And then there were the lights! Lots of lights around trees, and globes, reflecting in the pond, and forming outlines of more animals and bugs! Not as easy to capture, but here’s the best we could do with the equipment we had.
After nearly two hours of wandering, we were tired and hungry. We made our way back to the Savannah Grill that we’d seen near the entrance. There we enjoyed the delicious Aldo burgers and fries, before walking back to the car. Needless to say, we were asleep early that night.
Awesome zoo. Zoolights are beautiful in Phoenix.
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This is the coolest zoo I have ever seen. I hope the animals are treated well.
Obviously, I’ve fallen behind in replying to comments, as well as posting! Glad you enjoyed the Zoo Lights! Things should be slowing down in our park soon, at least for me (soon there will be a new pickleball board and I won’t be part of it :)) so I hope I can get a few new posts up before we’re back on the road again. We’ll get together when we get back, for sure!
I assume, because of the lighted features and animals, that the zoo is only open in evening. Interesting adventure and slant on so-called zoo. Thanks for sharing.
It is an actual zoo, Helen. The night lights are just a week-long special event. We hope to go back again during the day to see the real live animals.🙂🤗