Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Where Did We Go Wednesday - RAD Zoo

The RAD Zoo has been featured on here a few times. It is pretty close to us so we get a family membership and try to get there as often as we can. Even though it is close we don't get often as we would like because the kids are busy but it is nice to go there and because we have been going there since they opened we have gotten to know the owners and they let us know what things are new that we haven't seen so we are sure to see them. The zoo is filled with a large variety of reptiles and amphibians and fish and birds. It is mostly reptiles and amphibians but they do have other animals like birds and fish and sharks in there as well.

On this trip the kids got a little more education than we bargained for and saw these two box turtles mating. When I asked one of the owners questions about gestational period and laying eggs they offered to bring out there one-year-old baby turtle that is off exhibit. It was really neat to see that because hit was maybe an inch and a half to 2 inches long and it's a year old. They also brought out a baby alligator that is probably about 1 years old and was maybe 12 inches long. They said they acquired that one because someone had it as a pet and didn't want it anymore and they took it in.

This time the kids had a real treat and had the opportunity to pet the coral cat shark that they have. I am sure my kids have had the opportunity to put a lot more animals there then most people have because of the frequency we have gone and because the owners have gotten to know us. So I don't think normally people would get to pet the shark when they go. They do provide the opportunity when they are doing their shows to pet an alligator, a snake, and or a turtle or tortoise. So if you do go there there is a high likelihood that you will get to pet something and even possibly feed something like the turtles or tortoises.

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