Monkeying Around at the Zoo

Late Tuesday afternoon a unique opportunity landed in our lap. We were offered a free day at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, lunch included. The only catch – we had to go the very next day. What’s a girl to do when she has to choose between going to work and going to the zoo?? Follow the lead of Ferris Bueller of course; take the day off! And that’s just what we did.

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a 200-acre zoological park and historic farmhouse. Though they have some animals native to Tennessee, the majority of the 2,248 animals are exotics. During our 4+ hour visit, I dare say we only saw a small fraction of those animals. There’s just so much to take in that one day is hardly enough.

Since we were taking a “skip day” from work, we decided to let our inner child roam free. We rode the carousel.

We fed the lorikeets (twice!)

We visited a sloth and her baby, some giraffes, and a lot of very loud monkeys.

We ate some delicious pulled pork tacos and took in a show about birds.

In other words, we had a great day playing hooky at the zoo!