Beautiful fall days are perfect for exploring the NC Zoo, which surprisingly, is the world's largest zoo habitat!
We met the Gaubs for some fun at the zoo-- the kids had fun searching for the alligators.
Checking out the cougar.
Hannah really liked the seals and sea lions.
- Sweet polar bear cubs -
Ben was great at pointing out the hard to find animals, like the arctic fox, to Ellie. We saw the polar bear in his new habitat-- so weird to see him surrounded by so much green!
We packed a picnic lunch to eat at the zoo, complete with frosted animal cookies!
After lunch, the kids ran around on the playground for a bit.
The playground is full of giant bugs and plants to play on and explore.
Of course we had to stop and get pictures of the kids riding the bear statue!
Sweet cousins and the pretty fall colors.
Hannah was so excited to see the grizzly bear!
- Checking out their wingspans -
There's a really cool carousel at the zoo so we just HAD to ride it!
- Silly girl watching the gorillas -
- Checking out the chimps -
Two silly cousins!!
The kids love all of the statues throughout the zoo and wanted pictures with most of them!
The lions were up and about while we were there.
Sweet cousins and more fall color!
- So much fun checking out the giraffes -
All the cousins (minus Chris who stayed home because his allergies were bothering him!) on our way out of the zoo after a fun day!
We stopped at Go Burrito! for a yummy dinner on our way home!! And Christopher surprised us with a clean house and homemade cookies when we got home!!