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The tigers won't eat Henry's toes.

After a few years of living here I finally made it to John Ball Zoo. I'd been told it was tiny zoo, very hilly, and not worth going to. I have to say it was definitely worth going to. We got up and were there not long after it opened at 10am. There was a small army of school buses the usual harried chaperones. A short drive and only twelves bucks later we were in, and with little kids that's a huge plus. It was a bit hilly but it was not too much of a problem with the current area. We'll see as they add more exhibits.

The exhibits were pretty good. There were a couple of places that looked like they could use some updating but overall it was better than I had been lead to believe. There were no lions, those will arrive next year with a new exhibit, but a couple of other big cats. I tried to convince Henry that the tigers would get out and eat his toes but he was too smart for me. :-) There was also fun display of monkeys of a type that I can't remember. However, i think the highlight was a chimpanzee that looked like it was pregnant enough to explode in the heat. It brought back memories of when the air conditioning died while Melissa was pregnant with Henry. Chances are it was just the male or something but it was funny at the time. I think Henry's favorite was the aquarium, he ran around quite a bit looking at stuff in there.

It took about two hours and that was about all the kids could handle. If you haven't been there lately than its worth going. It is close by, doesn't cost too much, and gives you something to do on a summer afternoon that everyone will enjoy.

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