A Day at the Zoo in the middle of Winter!

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February 27th is International Polar Bear Day I recently learned so we decided to go to the zoo and give Ella her first chance to see a live one.  Along with her cousins, we bundled up and made a day of it.  It’s often hard to find additional activities during the winter to do with Ella so this was a nice option.  Plus she just completed a unit at school about polar bears so the timing was perfect.

We started with an educational talk about polar bears which gave our whole family some insight on everything to know about polar bears.  We got to hear from zoo keepers and someone who is actively doing research on them in the wild – pretty neat!  After the talk, we were able to go see Juno, a baby polar bear – so cute!

baby JunoDaddy polar bear

do you see the snowy owlpanda bear

Along with the polar bears who were of course the main attraction and our whole reason for coming in the first place, we were able to explore and see some more interesting animals.  Ella loves animals and this trip to the zoo was so much fun for her.  All in all a great outing with the family to get some fresh air and learn a thing or two along the way.  We’re so lucky to be able to see such interesting animals at the zoo.  What a fun filled day despite the chilly weather!

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30 thoughts on “A Day at the Zoo in the middle of Winter!

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  4. OH we love the zoo all year round. This looks ace. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Sorry to be late commenting we have my mother visiting from America. 🙂 Thanks for joining in. #sharewithme

  5. Hi Minh, education is key to helping all animals and not just endangered species to not become a thing of the past. Juno looks so cute in your picture and sadly has a better chance of survival in captivity.

    Is the rather large snowball in the top left of the picture the Snowy owl, or are my eyes really past it?


  6. Oh my goodness at the baby polar bear.

    I’m from the deep south where going to the zoo is summer is, literally, unbearable (no pun intended) hot. So we love to go in the winter. #whatevertheweather

  7. How fun that would be. I love going to the zoo and seeing the animals. But sometimes I get a bit bored, so to hear all about the animals and learn about them from experts would be so cool! Especially from someone who is studying them in the wild! Love that! And Ella looks like she is having a blast! Priceless!

  8. Aww that baby polar bear is so cute and great to see all the other animals too. I love visiting animals and even in winter it’s great to go to the zoo. She looks very happy! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

  9. Sounds like a lot of fun and reminds me that I need to schedule a trip with my kiddos soon. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  10. Oh wow! So amazing to see these at the zoo!!! And perfect that it was tied in with the curriculum too. Juno looks so, so cute!!!!!! It sounds like you had a fab time. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with #whatevertheweather x

  11. I love this idea. We actually went to the Central Park Zoo in November, technically not winter but still cold. I gave my son my phone to use as a camera. He actually got some interesting videos that we laugh about now.

  12. oh this is a great idea, we dont get any snow but it will still be fun to go to the zoo with the kids especially because it will be less crowded thank you for sharing #waywow

  13. I love animals and if you want to make me happy take me to the zoo, farm or wherever they are. Summer or winter. Thank you for sharing your visit!

  14. We went to the zoo today and visit often in the winter; our local zoo offers half priced admission and many of the animals are still out and about. Unfortunately for us we don’t have polar or panda bears; my boys would just LOVE it if they did since I have some major polar and panda bear fans!

  15. I always loved seeing the polar bears at the Detroit zoo when I was growing up. My kids loved the zoo no matter what time of year we went, and it looks like your littles had a great time!! stopping by from the #ManicMondayLinkUp

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