I took a whirlwind tour of the San Antonio Zoo. It was so very beautiful. Every where I looked there were beautiful things to take pictures of. Come with me & see just a tiny bit of what I got to see that day.
What immediately captured my attention was the beautiful landscaping. San Antonio is a great place to grow many beautiful plants, trees, and bushes. The use of vegetation along with how the hardscaping was designed is definitely a huge reason by itself to take a tour if you are ever in or around San Antonio.
I had limited time that day so sadly, I did not see a good bit of the zoo because it is of substantial size. If you stay with the map you will end up at the gate you came into & see everything. The zoo is separated into continents. The Africa part of the tour was closed & being completely remodeled. I look forward to seeing that part when I get a chance to go again.
Flamingos are a personal favorite of mine. I would love to own some but of course it wouldn't be too practical.
This guy likes to come out at night time so his habitat was built accordingly.
Can you tell yet that the birds are a favorite for me. The cats are too but they were all sleeping that day because of the heat. I plan to go back during cooler weather. The monkeys & apes were so crowded that I gave up getting a good picture that day.
I loved these ducks. They are so unusual looking. Wouldn't it be fun to have a pair or two of every kind of duck. Of course I am a collector at heart but again probably not a very practical idea.
This fellow was having a good time in the water that day. I was a bit jealous since it was so hot that day.
there is a really nice butterfly house in the zoo as well. I really enjoyed my time in there. I could have easily spent the day there just taking pictures of the beautiful butterflies. They had really neat ideas for feeding butterflies. They had a birdbath with sand in it & they poured Gatorade in it for the butterflies to land on & drink. They also had a birdbath with oranges cut in half for the butterflies to land on and enjoy. The caretaker was very helpful with information.