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The Knoxville Zoo

And here we have the worst drawn lion of all time.


So today, me and my dad went to the Knoxville Zoo, which, duh, is in Knoxville. So the first thing you notice when you walk in is that the newest exhibit is still under construction, and it’s a massive lot with construction people running about and cranes and stuff. But they had it fenced in so nobody could be silly and walk in and get hurt. First off we saw the black bear exhibit, but the Bears were doing the smart thing, and lying in the shade away from the hot sun. They weren’t really doing much. But there was one in a tree who was laying on a branch who was just kinda staring at me. 

Next up was the red pandas, who were also hiding, but there was one who walked into the indoor habitat and was walking around staring at the window. At this point a huge group of kids who must’ve been like 9-10 years old who must’ve been on  been on a field trip came and were really loud. So me and my dad walked on and got to the river otters, which was my favorite exhibit in the whole zoo. They flipped and danced and got up against the glass. Unfortunately, the group of kids on the field trip got to the window before I did so I had to wait a while in the really hot sun leaning on a really hot rock. Luckily they left and went to the playground so I got to talk to the otters and they did really cool tricks.

After that we went to the parrots, who were very friendly, then we saw a TON of other animals, and it would steal the attention of you all if I wrote them all down. Overview of them: lots of animals LOTS OF ANIMALS, there were tigers and elephants and peacocks and wolves. But the one that caught my attention was the Gorilla area, where they built a couple rooms for the gorillas, along with a bunch of climbing stuff hanging from the walls and ceilings. There were two baby gorillas who were really cute because one was trying to climb on a low branch thingy, and the other went to the other part of the room and ran up to the one who was pulling itself up and waved it’s hands around so the one climbing got frightened and flipped around the branch instead of getting on top of it.

I felt a little bit sad for all the animals because they were trapped in there with no room to explore and all thier actions closely monitored. But there’s really nothing you can do to help them other than NOT TAP THE GLASS. Like stupid Dudley did.

There was a zoo train, which I didn’t ride cause it was made of plastic and again, it was super hot. Near the end I got really hungry so I walked a bit faster towards the exit. 

After we left, we went to Jersey Mikes, which is a much better sandwich shop than Subway. I got a club sub with no mayo which was delicious. And then I went home.

(For anyone who noticed that it says today and dinner and stuff, but it’s like 11 in the morning right now it’s because I wrote this post yesterday night but I didn’t have enough time to make the picture so So I just put it off until today.)

11 thoughts on “The Knoxville Zoo

  1. Hey RIley are you coming back tomorrow by any chance? I just texted about you coming over without knowing you were in Knoxville lol. Also, amen, Jersey Mikes is 10 times better than subway.

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