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Not quite 40 minutes away from me is a little zoo called the Elmwood Park Zoo. All my life, I’ve always gone into Philadelphia and gone to the zoo there. But a newspaper ad showed us that for this summer the Elmwood Park Zoo are having giraffes, and that you are allowed to feed them. So my mom, dad, aunt, and I headed to the zoo.  I was really impressed with how clean the zoo was, and that all the animal enclosures were well kept. Since this is a zoo post and an animal post, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

As always, here’s a link to my Flickr set.

Zoo Entrance:
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Here’s a keeper adding another water bucket to their area. The baby giraffe was fascinated by the noise of the drill and the keeper that he kept rubbing his head to the keepers head:
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Close up:
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Elmwood Park Zoo is very kid friendly with playgrounds located around the zoo, pony rides, and these little put your face in and have someone take your picture with them.:
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Whitewater taking a break from rubbing her back.:
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The Bald Eagle was just trying to say hello.:
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Time to feed the giraffes:
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And give them a little kiss for being good giraffes:
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This is what it looks like when a giraffe tries to eat your lettuce as you are walking up steps to the proper spot to feed them:
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They had African tribal type music being played for the opening weekend of the giraffe exhibit:
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All in all the Elmwood Park Zoo is a great way to spend a couple of hours. It’s very kid friendly and kid oriented, but that doesn’t take away from the fun of visiting. Visit http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org for information on the zoo.

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